Monthly Archives: June 2014

Refusing to Educate Other People’s Children: Woes Continue in Philadelphia

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What does it mean when, in June, the leaders of a school district that serves over 131,000 students are working with city and state governments to locate enough money to open school in August?  In the…

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A Wrinkle in Time at Arrowhead Mall: All that Glitters is not Gold

Oro Gold.  Sounds like one really big brick of wholegrain bread at first. Alluring toward ingestible.  Orowheat?….NO.  It is not bread or the staff of life that I want to chew on. Temptation.  At times it is delicious to the … Continue reading

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The Scoop From My Maltese Son

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Dear Mom:) I hope that you are having lots of fun there in AZ:) I wish that I was at good at writing as you are!! And I also wish that I had as much exciting stuff to write about … Continue reading

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Something to Celebrate!

    At school I roll out a red carpet, play Pomp and Circumstance and listen to Award Winning Book Reports.  BUT SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER!!!! Okay, so maybe I should be embarrassed….and a little less (bare  ***ed). And…. perhaps … Continue reading

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Mourning Announcements: Starting With the End in Mind :(

In teaching, there is this thing called “Starting with the end in mind.”  It is used to guide instruction, and to develop Common [sometimes rotten] Core formative assessment. This idea is not exclusive to teaching though.  I use the device … Continue reading

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Hello, My Name is……Friend.

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I ride my road bike on, through the cold and damp. There is a patch of sky ahead in which the sun breaks through.  I am humming a familiar song from “The Message” satellite radio…..”Hello, my name is Regret…Hello my … Continue reading

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