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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GlobalEdSsChat My Orange Brain is excited to be a guest panelist for the GlobalEdSsChat for December 2020. The Topic will be: Building and Keeping Virtual Relationships. My friend and colleague, Leigh Cassel, who is the founder of the Digital Human Library, asked me to share my Brain Color concepts with the students. Chat questions The…

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Word Wednesday • “Tyro” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Noun: A novice, a new student, or beginner in learning Pronunciation • Pronunciation – TYE-roh Usage • The boy’s father was delighted watching his tiny “Tyro” learning how to ride his bike! Closing Question • Do you find being a “Tyro” daunting or delightful? That depends on…

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Gift Boxes The holiday season has begun and seeing gift boxes and advertisements in the newspaper and on TV and social media, I was reminded of the Mysterious Little Brown Cardboard Box story in my family business memoir, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense). The Mystery Begins It was the spring of 1961 and my…

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Word Wednesday • “Trivet” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Noun: A small metal, wood, porcelain plate that can flat or have short legs to put under a hot kettle, pot, platter, or dish to protect a (dining) table. It also can be a three-footed or three-legged stand or support made of iron to place over…

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