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Blog entry by Richard Williams posted 12-25-2008 09:54 AM 836 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry Folks. I pulled this post because of the bad composition it had. I should not have rushed it to meet a deadline.

-- Rich, Nevada,



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 12-25-2008 12:32 PM

Nice. I think the entire education system needs a revamping with each and every student being treated as gifted students—inspiring them to discover, think, share.

My daughter is currently working with high school students who did not “pass the literacy test” and thus won’t be able to graduation. What do they need to pass? Well one of the things is to write a newspaper article. Yah, that sounds important to these young people.

Getting off my soapbox.

The program described above sounds amazing.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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rikkor

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#2 posted 12-25-2008 01:19 PM

I like what you are saying. It is a bit hard to read, however. (paragraphs are your friend)

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Karson

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#3 posted 12-25-2008 04:19 PM

Amen Rikkor.

And Amen Richard. A great sounding concept and it seems to be bearing fruit. That commendable in todays education.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Richard Williams

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#4 posted 12-25-2008 06:47 PM

Hi Karson, It truly is a great opportunity for our young people and it is really working too. Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and yours.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 12-25-2008 07:01 PM

Maybe the key is that you challenge the kids. Many schools have had their art/woodworking curriculums stripped in favor of math and science. Different kids have different gifts. We are losing the education war. Good to see a ray of hope.

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Richard Williams

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#6 posted 12-25-2008 07:11 PM

I could not agree more with you Mr. Mitchell. Not everyone is going to be an Engineer or Architect. I spent close to 40 years doing building construction as an electrician using the blueprints created by those Intellectual types. It was the guys in the field that interrpreted their ideas and made it work. We need both types I would say and I would never forget those I can relate to most easily. The salt of the earth. Have a great one Sir. Bye.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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lightweightladylefty

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#7 posted 12-26-2008 05:54 AM

RIchard,

You pretty much lost me after reading your spelling of EDUCATON in your headline. ;-)

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 12-26-2008 06:29 AM

I once carved a 4’X8’ fancy sign for my shop…with my creative woodworing signature

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 12-26-2008 02:56 PM

creative thinking sees the ideas and that’s far more important than technical details such as composition :) (of course the “correct” use of the written language does make it easier to read)

My daughter and I had a lovely discussion about your article.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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John Gray

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#10 posted 12-26-2008 05:25 PM

Please “re-compose” it I was planning on sending a copy to a couple School Boards and Principals.
It really says a lot, thanks.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 12-27-2008 12:07 AM

I agree.. I’d like to see the re-write :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Richard Williams

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#12 posted 12-27-2008 12:33 AM

Its done again without making it unrecognizable and re-posted. Enjoy.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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