Category Archives: education

Did I do enough?

In the wake of the most recent school shooting, I’ve been so proud of the young people in our country.  They are showing the adults how to effect change in a peaceful manner.  They are so articulate and are using … Continue reading

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Did you save them?

I’m asking if you saved your high school yearbooks.  Many may think they are a waste of time and space but I’m here to tell you that they are important pieces of history.  History, you say?  Don’t be preposterous!  Ah, … Continue reading

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Schools and History

Both topics are important to me.  I enjoyed school and not just for the social aspect. Learning is something I love.  Always an avid reader, I’m just darn curious about almost anything.  And I love history.  If I hadn’t majored … Continue reading

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Kids these days….

I seldom talk about the current generation of kids; however, I worry a great deal.  In fact I find myself shaking my head a fair amount.  Unfortunately I think I’m shaking it figuratively only to discover it’s far more overt … Continue reading

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Standards and expectations…

I was very happy to retire from teaching high school English last June.  Given that I loved teaching, naturally this is ironic.  However, increasing numbers of students were not interested in reading and writing, let alone learning grammar.  They see … Continue reading

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Becoming educated = dazed and confused

Receiving one’s formative education while one’s body is growing and maturing seems a cruel joke.  Seriously.  I mean, it’s not enough to battle learning to tie your shoes while memorizing the alphabet and learning to read, but it was child’s … Continue reading

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