Word Wednesday • “Feckless” is my word for WordWednesday. Definition • Adjective: Lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible, having no real value or use. Pronunciation • Pronunciation – FECK-lus Usage •   “Feckless” individuals in politics, the workplace and/or community committees create stress and chaos. Closing Thought • Think about how you have dealt with “Feckless” individuals?  …

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Why I Wrote This Post I normally do not write deeply personal experiences in my blog post. However, after the attack on the United States Capital building, my broken heart felt a need to share my thoughts. I am grateful that I have never been physically harmed by actions of Antisemitism. However, the Antisemitism I…

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Word Wednesday • “Antediluvian” is my word for WordWednesday. Definition • Adjective: Relating to the period before the flood described in the Bible, evolved, or developed a long time ago, extremely primitive, or outmoded. Pronunciation • Pronunciation – an-tih-dih-LOO-vee-un Usage • Some people think of Iris Apfel as “Antediluvian” fashion icon, who is 99.5 years of age and…

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New Year’s Resolution History The tradition of the New Year’s Resolutions can be traced back to 153 B.C. Janus, a mythical king of early Rome was placed at the head of the calendar. With two faces, Janus could look back on past events and forward to the future. Janus became the ancient symbol for resolutions…

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Word Wednesday • “Opprobrium” is my word for WordWednesday. Definition • Noun: Doing something that brings disgrace, public disgrace, conduct considered grossly wrong or vicious, contempt, reproach Pronunciation • Pronunciation – uh-PROH-bree-um Usage •  Years ago, it was not unusual for adults to publicly or privately shame a child to discipline them for their “Opprobrium” behavior. Closing Thought…

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Word Wednesday • “Doyen” is my word for WordWednesday. Definition • Noun: The senior member of a body or group, a knowledgeable or uniquely skilled person with experience in a specific field, or the oldest example in a category.   Pronunciation • Pronunciation –DOY-un/ doy·en /doiˈ(y)en,ˈdôyən  Usage • As the “Doyen” in my family, I always love baking…

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Word Wednesday • “Paucity” is my word for WordWednesday. Definition • Noun: The presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities or amounts, scarcity. Pronunciation • Pronunciation –pau·ci·ty/pôsədē Usage • After the Coronavirus “Shelter In Place” orders were announced, there was a “Paucity” of toilet paper because people were hording and stock-piling this essential item. Closing Thought…

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Word Wednesday • “Chanukah” is my word for WordWednesday and there are 16 variations of the spelling. Definition • Noun: Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day Festival of Lights and it celebrates the rededication of the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem after the Jewish rebellion, which lasted from 167 to 160 BCE and won by the heroic Maccabees against…

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Back in the classroom This afternoon, I told the GlobalEdSsChat teachers and student leaders that it was GRAND being back in a (virtual) classroom and being part of their remarkable program that connects teachers and students from all over the world.  See yesterday’s blog post: Education Chat for Students, Teachers and Parents – Building and…

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