Category Archives: Education

Thoughts about education reform, current problems and solutions, and general educationally related stuff.

The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil…

In light of the recent tragedies related to race, inequality, and violence, this Edmund Burke quote keeps flashing through my mind: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” I feel like one … Continue reading

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PLCs To Do List: Question #4 and Pre-assessment

The infamous question number four. We all shudder. “What if our students already know the material we are planning to teach?” Already know it!?!?!? How could they! How dare they! They’re only 12! But the sad truth is that once in … Continue reading

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PLC’s: A To Do List (Intro)

One of my jobs at my school includes helping to facilitate our PLCs. For those of you not fluent in this acronym of the educational alphabet soup, PLC stands for Professional Learning Community. In lieu of going into the history … Continue reading

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Advice for My Son: Purpose

Son, You won’t see purpose when you are young. Much of life will be boring for you. Much of life will be annoying. Much of life will seem like it has no point. I expect that before you are eighteen … Continue reading

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What Do Kids WANT to Study?

Facing a homeroom of fourteen boys the other day, I posed the question: What would you want to study if you could make up your own class? Here is a list of some of what they came up with: Programming … Continue reading

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The First Day of Spring (CrossPost)

I am cross-posting here a blog entry that I wrote for my Environmental Writing Course today. If you have the time or inclination, please visit our class blog!  ————————— Walking last night with my husband and son, my ears perked … Continue reading

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School Should Be Like Yoga Class: The How

So my friend CajunCart, a beautiful writer and thinker and teacher (with her own blog), challenged me with this question after my last post about formative assessment and yoga: So, I responded that I’d write a post to address this … Continue reading

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