Archive of 2014 September

Interesting is Good, but Wonderful is Better

on September 22nd, 2014 in Blog by | No Comments

How often do you think to yourself as you are learning something new, “That was interesting.”?  Do you ever wonder how often students reflect on a completed lesson, “Hmm, that concept just introduced was interesting.”  Or “My homework was pretty interesting today.” Now consider this statement.   “Interesting is good. …

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Communal Reading

on September 4th, 2014 in Blog by | No Comments

Are you picturing several people sitting cross-legged on big floor pillows, drinking herbal tea, and reading poetry aloud between gentle yoga stretches? While that sounds appealing (and before I had kids you might have hit the nail on the head with that image), that is not what I mean. For…

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Do We Understand How Hard It Was to Get Michael Brown to Graduate?

on September 2nd, 2014 in Blog by | 1 Comment

Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, emphatically questioned if we understand the amount of effort required just to see Michael graduate. Unfortunately, the answer to her question would become buried underneath a wealth of information that followed her son’s death and a charged debated about Michael’s character. At the…

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