Anonymous said:I just discovered your tumblr and I am in LOVE! I think these are such great ways to strike students' creativity! I just switched grade levels and now teach 8th grade (scary shift from 3rd!). Anyway, I was wondering if you could share how you use these in class. Are they warm ups? Are they whole period activities? Do you collect and grade them?
I use them this way: I do some sort of five or ten minute writing lesson with my students. They learn some style activities and grammar tricks and...
Was able to use an original Texas deadlift bar today at the Gorilla Bench Training Center grand opening. This bar is amazing and now I know how a competition bar feels. I’ll have to go back to train with it a bit more. #texasdeadliftbar #GorillaBenchTraining
Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community
New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition.
Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs of her community. Many of her impoverished neighbors lacked basics such as electricity, as well as stoves and ovens to cook food.
Though resources in the high desert are limited, Raquel realized one was inexhaustible: the sun. “That’s where I got the idea of building a solar oven,” the teen says.
She researched solar ovens and found that most incorporate mirrors or other expensive materials. Raquel wanted to create a design that anyone could easily afford and replicate, using readily available materials.
Working on speed today. This is #225 with 1” blue #bands on each side. Feeling better with my foot placement and hips. I’m still working on rehabbing the shoulder and hopefully I’ll be able to go back to a #lowbar. I dislike #highbar squatting.