Month: June 2021

A Bigger and Better Discussion about Success

Our definitions of success and standards for goodness and beauty seem to be constantly shifting — and even spiraling — in our culture. On one hand, these shifts are a result of plummeting values that are permeating almost every other area of life. When urinals on a wall can be called art and when an…

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Mental Health, Legislation, and the Classroom

The last 18 months of life in the classrooms of this country have been some of the most difficult in our educational history. From government-mandated shut downs to social isolation, fear, and undefined standards for performance, our students, teachers, and administrators have been facing truly unprecedented challenges. The new model they found themselves in made…

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Education in America: Declining or Hopeful?

There’s a quote that is attributed most often to William Butler Yeats that says, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” Education, in its purest form, isn’t about to-do lists or “getting it done with” but about the freeing of a mind. It’s not requirements and deadlines but igniting within…

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