Release Date : 12 Jul 2013
Genre/Category : Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Director : Guillermo del Toro
Starring : Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day
Runtime : 132 Min
Synopsis : As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.
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Guillermo del Toro co-writing and directing a movie about alien monsters from the sea versus giant robots? Are you kidding? Sign me up!
If you were once a 12-year-old boy, “Pacific Rim” is a movie you want to see. As a 40-year-old man, though, what I don’t want to see is a movie that seems as if it was written by an overzealous, brainy 12-year-old boy. And that’s exactly what “Pacific Rim” feels like.
“These kids, they’re like tied-down helium balloons. The strain against the string and strain against it, and then something happens, and that string gets cut, and they just float away. And maybe you never see the balloon again. It lands in Canada or somethin’, gets work at a restaurant, and before the balloon even notices, it’s been pouring coffee in that same diner to the same sad bastards for thirty years […] The thing about these balloons is that there are so goddamned many of them. The sky is choked full of them, rubbing up against one another as they float to here or from there […] the only thing worse than a skyful of balloons you see is what he sees: a clear blue day interrupted by just the one balloon. But once that string gets cut, kids, you can’t uncut it”
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While rereading this book today I stopped at this passage. My students have recently fit this idea of balloons floating around without purpose. I have been trying to help ground them, but there are some that have already cut their strings.Half of America’s public school teachers say they feel great stress several days a week and are so demoralized that their level of satisfaction has dropped 23 percentage points since 2008 and is at its lowest in 25 years, according to an annual survey of educators.”
I am in charge of leading textbook adoption at my school. There are very strong opinions from all sides. Do we adopt a new textbook? Do we get grade level novels? Do we somehow do a mix of these things? Do we just adopt a magic grammar book that does not seem to exist?
It is hard for me to take a side because I just use whatever resource is necessary for that day’s lesson. I do not have a strong opinion and as a department head I feel as though I am required to have one.
I came across this article and I love this bit: “Finally, think about the hypocrisy: We want our students to think deeply, question, and imagine unspoken possibilities, then share them. How ironic and lifeless would it be to keep teachers from doing the same! An effective school has teachers that create, question, revise, and toss the governing policies of its program from time to time. We can stand firm in education principles, yet collaborative in our response to problems."
Does anyone have a strong opinion about textbook adoptions? Help.