William Bradford and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin”

Faith Strickle with a homerun! This is a fantastic example of “reframing”–way to go, Faith!


The journey of the Pilgrims, as they set out to sail to the New World, can be related to the song, “Don’t Stop Believin” by Journey. The story of the Pilgrims and the message of the song may be a strange correlation but can be viewed as having similar obstacles. When the Pilgrims first began their voyage they were traveling to the unknown. In Journey’s lyrics, they describe “a small town girl, living in a lonely world, she took the midnight train going anywhere” and “a city boy, raised in South Detroit, he took a midnight train going anywhere.” In both instances voyages were set out with unknown destinations. Many frightening, unforeseen experiences were awaiting in their paths. During the trip to the New World “the winds were so fierce and the seas so high, they could not bear a knot of sail, but they were forced to drift with the wind.” The small town…

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Opening Day: The First Assignment!

The Opening Day of the New Year!  Before we head off on our journey together, we need to build a good foundation, namely how we interact with each other online.  A lot of what happens in our classroom will happen in a digital landscape, and I think it will benefit us all if we take a few days to explore what that should look like.  In the past, I’ve called this Tech Bootcamp, but we’ll start things off with this assignment below!

BUG-Online Ethics

Usually, I’ll post specific assignments in your class’s specific page–however, since everyone will be doing this BUG (Before yoU Go) Assignment, we’ll post it here for everyone to see.

Thanks, Ram Nation! We’ll see you tomorrow–make good choices!

Mr. K