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THE OBSERVER

Tour of the Arts

I received an email from Bill Carmel on last Tuesday thanking me for my comment on John Barry's blog...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 4, 2015
Last comment by Michael Austin, 3 hours ago |
2 comments | 156 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Does Your 11th Grader Really Need a Resume?

Dr. Elizabeth LaScala, PhD is an educational consultant and founder of Doing College and Beyond. Specializing in both east and west coast college systems, Elizabeth...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by SarahForman, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 3609 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Primaries and Pivots

With the general election only fifteen months away, there's barely time to spend the estimated

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Bernie Sanders!!!, 7 hours ago |
21 comments | 655 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The Big Mistake Students Make When Filling Out The FAFSA

As the flurry starts to die down around applying to colleges, there is a new issue for students and their families to consider. Students may have to be just as...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by Andrew, 7 hours ago | 64 comments | 8651 Views

TIM TALK

Now is the time to address California's shoddy roads

While the Legislature is in its summer recess, lobbying groups are gearing up for the final push when members return Aug. 17 One key issue that should cross the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 4, 2015
There are no comments yet. 118 Views

ART SPACE

Speed Painting

How do you get 40 second, fourth, and fifth graders to create a 7 x 11 foot painting in less than two hours, using Razor scooters as their "brushes"?...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Skornia, 21 hours ago | 4 comments | 859 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Begging to Differ, chapter next.

From Tim Talk, circa July 23: ==I What is being lost in the discussion about gay marriage and the explosion of out-of-wedlock births is a focus...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 3, 2015
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Aug 3, 2015 at 4:07 pm | 2 comments | 255 Views

TIM TALK

Politics dominate Napolitano's world view

University of California President Janet Napolitano acts first like a politician not an academic Last week, she announced that the UC system would provide a $15...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 3, 2015 at 9:57 am | 8 comments | 551 Views

TIM TALK

The Frinks return to the states from Africa

The ministry adventures of Pam and Rory Frink continue as they have moved back to the United States. I met the Frinks several years ago when I wrote about their...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 31, 2015 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 536 Views

TIM TALK

Major change due to higher education

With the costs of higher education soaring faster than health insurance costs, look for disruptive changes across the higher education establishment. Many will...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by jessicasmith, on Jul 30, 2015 at 8:17 pm | 20 comments | 5081 Views

ART SPACE

Prologue and Postscript

==I Last summer I chronicled in this blog the first proof-of-concept of using trAction Painting as a foundational element for an integrated curriculum, at a four-day...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 18, 2015
Last comment by Barbara, on Jul 30, 2015 at 7:47 pm | 2 comments | 255 Views

ART SPACE

Day 3: Wheelism

Multivalent painting: the kids get all kinds of wheels spinning: scooters, skates, bike, toy cars and trucks, bike wheel on axle, wheel on rollers....

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Barbara, on Jul 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm | 1 comment | 188 Views

THE OBSERVER

Teaching The Arts

I just finished teaching a five week course on "The Arts" for University of Phoenix. This is the first time I've taught this class and I loved it. I didn't teach...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 30, 2015 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 511 Views

THE OBSERVER

School of Rock

Someone with the initials JB is applying for a Minor Use Permit to put a "School of Rock" in the Market Place Shopping Center. No this isn't the plotline of a...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 30, 2015 at 11:21 am | 2 comments | 1248 Views

ART SPACE

Day 2: Geometry

Too difficult to draw figures on the painted canvas. So instead ten teams each draws a geometric figure on an 18 x 24 sheet of paper and cuts it out...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by ElizabethHarris, on Jul 30, 2015 at 3:17 am | 1 comment | 131 Views

DOING COLLEGE

When Students Consider Non-Portfolio Design Schools

It is not unusual to find schools, even some very good ones that will admit students with no technical skills to programs in areas such as architecture, fashion...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by JessicaWakefield, on Jul 30, 2015 at 1:50 am | 1 comment | 1032 Views

TIM TALK

Elon Musk knows how to tap the government till

There is lots to like about entrepreneur Elon Musk and his various enterprises. He has launched a successful car company, Tesla that has surpassed the Prius as...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Casanova_Frankenstein , on Jul 29, 2015 at 7:16 pm | 9 comments | 683 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Taking SAT Subject Tests: Greater Flexibility or More Murkiness

Elizabeth LaScala Ph.D. guides college, transfer and graduate school applicants through the complex world of admission. Elizabeth helps students identify majors...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Charles Kipkorir, on Jul 28, 2015 at 3:04 pm | 2 comments | 2797 Views

ART SPACE

Wrapping Up

The last day of camp, and the kids get to see their work behind the work. Once they have pulled off all the tape, they see the geometric figures they...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 28, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 223 Views

THE OBSERVER

Dangers Underground

A PG&E gas line exploded in Fresno on Friday. The line apparently wasn't where it was supposed to be. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, it was ". . . closer...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Jennifer Groff, on Jul 27, 2015 at 11:14 pm | 7 comments | 1583 Views
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Primaries and Pivots
By Tom Cushing | 21 comments | 655 views