Category Archives: Education

Doesn’t Get Better Than a Yellow Screwdriver

Lessons Learned in Morocco pt. 3 One December school holiday I decided to go to Marrakech. It sounds exotic as I write it, full of mystery and Crosby, Stills, and Nash and hippie road trips. Reality was a bit more … Continue reading

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Seeing is Relative

Lessons Learned in Morocco pt. 2 Popular belief and reality are totally in the eye of the beholder. Not only is “good” relative, but so is “fair and just.” “What was it like, being and American woman, living in an … Continue reading

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A Call to Arms

I had a somewhat difficult conversation with a friend. Not difficult in the “I need to get this off my chest” sort of way. Rather, it touched on several nerves that have troubled me before. I see the bolus of … Continue reading

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In the Learning Zone

I’d like to say “a number of years ago” but really it was back in 1985. Dad, who had been complaining about having to turn his lecture notes over to a secretary, said, “There comes a time when a man … Continue reading

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Age Appropriate

Warning: This has nothing to do with either smut or sex. There are some types of knowledge, that, if acquired too soon, you spend a lifetime re-learning. Take your left and right hands, for instance. I’m one of those “other … Continue reading

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The Dreaded CCSS

I have just finished reading Diane Ravitch’s monologue against the Common Core standards. (I’ve linked to the English Language Arts section because I am, or was, and English teacher.) As always when I read something, a bunch of stuff comes … Continue reading

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