The best way to assure that students have grasped the material is to:

  1. Allow time for follow-up questions from the class.
  2. Pose concluding questions at the end of class.
  3. Make the previous day’s homework assignment the following day’s warm-up activity.
  4. Design chapter tests that assess the skills being taught separately so comprehension can be measured in each skill.
  5. Make sure the final exam is comprehensive since most subjects build upon themselves pyramidically.


Study something you find truly captivating.

Doing so is an investment that will pay back in the time spent cultivating a career.

Even after graduation, return to the old books from time to time and remember what captivated you at the start.

Culture and Cuisine

A great deal of tempting photographs accompanied my brother’s text messages about Nike and other players in Greek mythology.

Grilled calamari, meat skewers, meat and cheese pies, and gyros. And a dessert that looked like one we have eaten all our lives growing up in our Arab home.

A great part of cultural appreciation is sampling local cuisine as one travels or even in new restaurants at home.

Exposure to new foods leads to the inevitable conclusion that cultures overlap.

Numerous books have been written about the history of the relationship between culture and cuisine.

The Goddess Nike

Greek mythology and the Bible make up a great deal of literary allusions or references.

I learned about a new Greek goddess today, from my brother and his wife who are vacationing in Athens.

Nike is the goddess of victory. She is winged.

Her Roman equivalent is Victoria.

She is the sister of:

Kratos (Strength)

Bia (Force)

Zelus (Zeal)

In considering the fortitude necessary for victory, it is logical that these entities be related on Mount Olympus.

I look forward to a possible trip to Athens in the future.