Category Archives: education

Seventeen Reasons Why Football Is Better Than High School

Because I will be retiring in June, I am going through boxes of files, dispersing some, recycling the rest. My goal is to leave my job on the very last day with no more than a shoebox. No schlepping of … Continue reading

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“Oh no I got distracted by drawing lines on my hand.”

A student has been sharing with me the peripheral entries in her journal/notebook after class on most days. Today, and with great pride, she showed me her entry in her journal and then the actual hand it was based on … Continue reading

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Ken Robinson: Full Body Education

     —————————————————-(illustrated by Gavin Aung Than 2014)  

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Classroom choreography

It’s only Day Three of school with the students and I feel exhausted. The pace of teaching is obviously so very different from the pace of a laid back summer. It’s only Day Three and my antennae are already up … Continue reading

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Coronet Instructional Film 1947

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Essential reciprocity

We have begun our study of the Constitution, looking at John Locke and actually exploring a short piece of his from his Second Treatise on Political Government. The students were surprised at how understandable he is. Today we examined the Declaration … Continue reading

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Parent/ Student/ Teacher conferences

I had parent/ student/ teacher conferences today from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm this afternoon with a twenty minute break for lunch. Some of these interactions were easy. Others were rather intense. A few invigorating. I’m emotionally exhausted. Sometimes I wonder … Continue reading

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