"Every one is familiar with the phenomenon of feeling more or less alive on different days. Every one knows on any given day that there are energies slumbering in him which the incitements of that day do not call forth, but which he might display if these were greater. Most of us feel as if a sort of cloud weighed upon us, keeping us below our highest notch of clearness in discernment, sureness in reasoning, or firmness in deciding. Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. Our fires are damped, our drafts are checked. We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources....the human individual lives far within his limits." William James
I am a professor of teacher education at Berry College, the world's largest and most beautiful campus. There is no profession more important than teacher. Neurosurgeons get paid higher salaries, but a teacher affects more brains in a week that a neurosurgeon encounters in a lifetime.
BOOKS and ARTICLES contain free articles and chapters from books on teaching, learning, and public education. MUSIC features an original tune. GIBB's GARDENS features a few photos.
I wrote a book called PROJECT-BASED WRITING IN SCIENCE a few years ago. One of the chapters from that book, GOING VIRAL, describes an in-depth simulation about the spread of viruses. The unit plan was originally built around developing a response to a potential outbreak of H5N1 (bird flu), but is effortlessly adaptable to SARS-CoV-2, the flu of the moment. The unit can be downloaded here.
Lawrence Baines, PO Box 490094, Berry College Mount Berry, GA 30149