Tag Archives: Education

When My Kids Ask for Math Help

So here is my confession: I love math. I mean, it excites me and energizes me on a regular basis. And yes, I know that makes me weird to most people. I think I know one of the big reasons … Continue reading

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The Lack of Objective Standards in Education

Does anyone believe in standards any longer?  And dare I add the word objective standards?  The sad reality is that our public education system has far too often done away with a commitment to this concept.  The idea that there … Continue reading

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How To Whet A Student’s Appetite

In reading a little about the life of poet Robert Browning, I ran across a very interesting anecdotal story from his childhood.  While it may not be that we have to follow the method used by Browning’s father here, I … Continue reading

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Graduation Through the Eyes of a Teacher, Part 2: Graduate High School Without Coming to Class

Part 2: Graduate High School Without Coming to Class Last time we met Jennifer, a student who deserved to graduate.  Unfortunately, that good feeling side of things is not the only side there is.  Let me introduce you to Andy.  … Continue reading

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Graduation Through the Eyes of a Teacher, Part 1: Students Who Deserve Their Reward

Part 1: Students Who Deserve Their Reward Well, it is that time of year again: Graduation time. We have probably all participated in at least one graduation as a student. Elementary school, high school, college, or boy scouts, we have … Continue reading

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