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This wonderful book has been turned into a seven episode mini-series for BBC America, but the BBC is being far too mysterious about when it will be released. Soon, I hope. Waiting is going to be hard.

P.S. Do click through and read the letters to The Times. They offer important perspective from Gilbert Norrell and Jonathan Strange that should not be missed.
Pamela D Lloyd's insight: This wonderful book has been turned into a seven episode mini-series for BBC America, but the BBC is being far too mysterious about when it will be released. Soon, I hope. Waiting is going to be hard. P.S. Do click through and read the letters to The Times. They offer im...
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In response to Scott McLeod's challenge (which I discovered thanks to +Laura Gibbs: We have to stop pretending, I'm offering the following five statements:

We have to stop pretending...
1. That a good education focuses on content, rather than helping learners develop effective learning practices and a love of learning.
2. That there is a single curriculum that will prepare all children for the future.
3. That teachers are interchangeable.
4. That children and teens don't need a say in what they learn.
5. That there's a significant difference in the way children and adults learn.

Blog post here:
http://oudigitools.blogspot.com/2015/04/we-have-to-stop-pretending.html
Post your answers on your blog (or here at Google+), tag 5 others, and share using the  hashtag #makeschooldifferent 

Please note, I tag people to respond. If you want to contribute, please join in. Otherwise, no pressure.
Here's my contribution to Scott McLeod's great challenge: We have to stop pretending. Ask yourself: When it comes to education, what are 5 things that we have to stop pretending? Post on your blog, tag 5 others (I'll tag peop...
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Oh, what a good list, +Pamela D Lloyd ... I couldn't figure out how to say what I wanted to about content, but you have expressed that perfectly and I also really like the one about children and teens not having a say in the process; that was also something I could not figure out how to express clearly. Fantastic!!!
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Steven Pinker explains how linguistics and cognitive psychology can help improve writing, information useful for writers, as well as for students and educators.
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Reviews of three books that examine the Victorian interest in fairy tales. Robert Means Lawrence's tome The Magic of the Horseshoe: A Collection of Folklore, Myths and Superstitions, first published in 1899, has been "repackaged for the modern day." Victorian Fairly Tales, edited by Michael Newton, presents fourteen stories selected by Newton, including tales by George MacDonald, Oscar Wilde, and John Ruskin, as well as tales less well known to today's readers. And, Melanie Keene examines "the close relationship between fact and fancy" in Science in Wonderland: The Scientific Fairy Tales of Victorian Britain.
Fairytales and folklore are cut from the same cloth, but while the former enters the acknowledged literary realm of written text, the latter remains for the most part in the oral tradition, passed down from generation to generation.
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While this isn't, technically, a fairy tale, it is one of my favorites. I read this as a child and re-read it to my children, and I still love it. Now, thanks to one of those children who, now grown, remembered it fondly enough to want to re-read it himself, I've learned that it is available for free through WikiSource. I hope you enjoy this wonderful story by the noted fantasist and sometime fairy tale author George MacDonald.
Pamela D Lloyd's insight: While this isn't, technically, a fairy tale, it is one of my favorites. I read this as a child and re-read it to my children, and I still love it. Now, thanks to one of those children who, now grown, remembered it fondly enough to want to re-read it himself, I've learned...
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I love the progressive approach that recognizes that learning is an integral part of our lives.
 
Very thought-provoking chart here in a Steve Wheeler post, via +Joseph Gliddon . Lots of important concepts/choices summarized in that chart. #OpenTeachingOU  
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"Is this a mummified fairy? No, of course it's not."
 
Or so they say. I say that if you've got a mummified fairy, you don't want to admit it where the fairies might find out. They have ways of dealing with humans that pry into stuff that should be left to fairy folk.
A round-up of the really weird stuff going on.
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There are many claims that new technological tools are harmful to learning, but are those claims valid? Do students really learn more poorly when they take notes on a laptop than when they do so by hand? Michael Oman-Reagan says no, and identifies flaws in anti-technology research. He points, instead, to the need to leverage students' tool use in the classroom, while teaching them critical thinking skills that will support their learning regardless of which tools they use because effective use of technology is a necessary skill in today's world and the world of the future.
Rethinking recent “common sense” claims about technology as distraction in the classroom.
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So, as SETI's Dr. Seth Shostak ponders, is this intelligent life, or a "perfectly natural, astrophysical phenomena?"
What are those things? For the past eight years, astronomers have been scratching their heads over a series of strange radio signals emanating from somewhere in the cosmos. And now, the mystery has deepened. A new study shows that the so-calle...
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Tolkien's famous essay “On Fairy-Stories” is a must read for anyone with an interest in fairy tales, reading, or writing. Here, Brain Pickings adds their commentary to excerpts from the essay.
"Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else ... may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage
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Julian Eltinge (1881-1941), born William Julian Dalton.
 
Julian Eltinge (1881-1941), born William Julian Dalton, near Boston Mass., was one of the most famous female impersonators of the 20th century. Making his Broadway debut in 1904, just a few years before this portrait was made, he soon rose to international stardom, both in vaudeville, and on the silent screen.

At the height of his fame, he starred with a young Rudolph Valentino (not as a woman, but as a man, a la Jack Lemmon's character in "Some Like it Hot"), had stage sets for one of his reviews designed by Erté, a theater named after him on 42nd Street in NYC, and lived in one of the most palatial mansions of Southern California.

As to the most often asked question, it remains unanswered. No lover of either sex ever emerged, though he himself (those days being what they were) is said to have adopted a hyper-masculine demeanor when out of character, going so far as physically attacking stage hands, or even members of the audience, who were careless enough to suggest out loud that he might be homosexual. When stars of the period who knew him were asked, it is said they could go either way...oops :)
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The original story of Rumpelstiltskin, as first noted by the Grimm Brothers, differs greatly from the published version.
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English writing, reading, ESL, and math Tutor
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  • Pima Community College
    Tutor, 2010 - present
  • IBM
    Senior Information Developer, contract with CTG, 2010 - 2010
  • Pima Community College
    Volunteer Tutor, 2009 - 2010
  • Tucson College
    Instructor, 2009 - 2009
  • Misys (aka, Sunquest Information Systems)
    Technical Writer, 2006 - 2007
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Eclectisist: Interested in almost everything.
Introduction
For the past two decades, I've been a resident of Tucson, Arizona, where I live with my husband, three step-sons, several dogs, and far too many cats. My two adult sons also live in Tucson.

Tutor and Instructor

A CRLA Level II certified tutor, I tutor English and math at Pima Community College, where I assist students with reading, writing, ESL, and pre-algebra. I also serve as a resource person for students struggling with a wide variety of computer-related issues; for example, how to create a blog, format an essay or report in Microsoft Word, or prepare a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Prior to becoming at tutorI worked as an instructor of study skills and career development at the college level and as a technical writer and editor.

I love teaching and tutoring. I think these are the best jobs in the world, as they allow me to help students understand the strengths they have, so that they can not only be the best students possible, but also continue to grow and develop their skills and competencies throughout their lives.

Writer and Editor

I am a freelance writer and editor. A generalist, I've done editing and proofreading, technical writing and editing, marketing copy writing, and fiction writing. My career as a technical writer and editor includes over a decade working primarily within the computer software field.

My writing career also includes fiction writing, which I've been working on for much longer than my nonfiction and technical writing. I'm not prolific and I don't submit as often as I should, but I've had a few short stories published. Most of my fiction is either science fiction or fantasy, although I occasionally stray into other genres. To learn more about me as a writer, visit my website, A Writer's Space: Pamela's Place.

Genealogist

We are all part of one big family, so I look at everyone I meet as a member of my extended family. I have a genealogy blog, called Searching for Roots and Branches, where I enjoy posting bits of my families history, tips, poems, stories and essays; I often take inspiration from other genealogy blogs. 

I am a member of the Kiva Genealogists for Families team. Please join our team and create a new family tradition. We believe that our small deeds make a big difference to families who are less fortunate.

Politically Opinionated

I am a liberal who is unhappy with the vast majority of our politicians and concerned for our future. I firmly believe that if we don't protect the environment from our own actions, that it will someday no longer be habitable for humans; the many, many species that go extinct each year are our canaries, their demise is a signal that our existence is threatened. I have a hard time deciding whether I'm more worried about our governmental Big Brother, or our myriad corporate Big Brothers, but since they act hand in glove, maybe that doesn't matter.

A pacifist who sees war as a crime, I am a member of the Google Peace Circle. To show your solidarity for peace on Google Plus, join the peace circle by going to plusforpeace.org and add your name with a plus one.

Eclectisist

See my post To My Followers to learn more about me and how I handle following and interests.
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First published story: "In a Tower High" in Realms of Fantasy Magazine, April 2004.
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El Paso, TX - San Antonio, TX - Charlottesville, VA - Brooklyn, NY - Lake City, FL - London, England - Cambridge, England - Edinburgh, Scotland
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Steven Pinker’s Sense of Style
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Victorian fairytales and folklore: round up
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J.R.R. Tolkien on Fairy Tales, Language, the Psychology of Fantasy, and ...
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Marina Warner wins £400K Holberg Prize
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A Girl, A Shoe, A Prince: The Endlessly Evolving Cinderella
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Image of Clare Neville, from 1929 taken in Detroit, Michigan.

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Wiki page on Star Trek on WikiTree - September 8, 1966 in Space, The Final Frontier.