Changing The Form Of Education

How do we education our children to take their place in the economies of the 21st Century?  We can't anticipate what the economy will look like at the end of next week! How do we educate children so that they have a sense of cultural identity?  Meanwhile they have to understand and find their place … Continue reading Changing The Form Of Education

A Wonderful and Terrifying Reality of Being a Teacher, and Why I Can’t Quit Now.

I am fortunate to know the author of this piece as well as his family. He is a kind soul, a learned scholar and has the right kind of attitude for someone that is altering the course of people’s lives. Whether you are an educator or not, I hope you will take this in. It applies every bit as much to how you interact with the world as it does them. Be careful what you toss into another person’s life, you might irrevocably change it.

Stupid Optimism

Originally this post was going to be all about teaching, and about a student who stood for all students, and how we, as teachers, can affect a life. But then life happened, as it does, and I put it off. Now, the election happened, and I must do something about how I feel or I may split open like an overripe fruit, spilling my seething insides onto the uncaring ground. I realize that it’s ultimately ineffectual, that very few people will see this, and fewer will care, but what I need, what we all need, is a catharsis right now; something positive in the face of all this negativity we seem to be feeling as a nation. Trump supporters, and Hillary backers, and those still feeling the Bern, I submit this message to you.


A few weeks ago I received a message from a former student of mine, an alumni who…

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What Had Happened Was…

In the end the Presidential election came down to a whole bunch of factors, from Identity Politics to Political Treachery to a Cult of Personality, and very few of them could have been turned around in the last year. The election was not, as some believe, stolen but it was absolutely manipulated. In the end, two things mattered most in this election and there are lessons to be learned from both of them.