A new year is a chance to start again. This is my twenty-
If you are reading this, you are most likely one of my students or the parent of
one of my students. Or maybe you wound up here by accident, blown here by the trade
winds of the Internet. Whatever the case may be, welcome. On this site, you’ll find
links to the classes I teach, with useful resources for both courses. You’ll also
find a page where you can download software, all of it open-
So, students, welcome to my class. The coffee is brewed and waiting. Let’s work together
to make 2012 effective, engaging, and worthy of good memories. Remember -
Get ready to read great books, analyze and discuss them in depth, and write rich, insightful essays. All our work will come to fruition on Thursday, May 9, 2013, when you will take the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition exam. Pass it and you get college credit!
In TOK, we consider the nature of knowledge itself. We critically examine knowledge claims, consider the nature of knowledge in all areas of human understanding, and think about the ways in which we come to know what we know. Theory of Knowledge is an arena of ideas where divergent and convergent points of view all matter!
Why pay for quality software when there are tons of free and open-
I love to read, and I hope you do too. Reading is a great way to escape from your day, make yourself smarter, increase your vocabulary, and so many other benefits that it would fill this column space to name them. As George R. R. Martin, the author of the Game of Thrones series once said, “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” A friend of mine who was retiring and who realized he would have more time for pleasure reading once asked me for a list of my favorite books. I warned him that this would not be a short list. I love mysteries, science fiction, contemporary fiction, science, history, historical fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, and humor, but I’ll read pretty much anything that draws my interest. I worked on the list he’d requested, and kept working, and before long it had grown to some length. When I gave it to him, his eyes grew large and he asked me, “Just how much time do you think I have? I’m not sure I’ll even live this long.” The good news is he’s still alive, though I have no word on whether he’s read all the books yet. So for those who might like to see it, here is my list. Just keep in mind: these are just my favorites!
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