Tag Archives: Education

Teachable Moments

When your simple well planned lesson goes off the rails, that is when the real teaching begins. This is like a composite of some of my weirder preschool circle time moments. Just when you think you’ve tactfully navigated the woods … Continue reading

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Education Does not Prepare You for Life: Life is Your Education.

There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag — and never, never reading … Continue reading

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The Best Places Fill You Up and Let You Go: A Note to Generations and The Community Around It

I am in Transition from preschool work into a career in physical therapy. Yesterday I said good-bye to the best job I have ever had and my favorite educational community. So many people impacted my life as a teacher, and … Continue reading

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Education Does Not Necessarily Lead to Wisdom

human dignity cannot be taken away by the government. Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved. Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity … Continue reading

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What baboons and Hannah Arendt can teach us about human behavior that could save us from ourselves

If I had control over the curriculum of high schools in the U.S., two videos, the 2012 film Hannah Arendt and the documentary “Stress,The portrait of a Killer”, would be shown in a course all students would have to take called … Continue reading

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A Few More Pieces of January

“You think people are silly to believe in ghosts,” an old man had asked Fred Foley. “You should hear some of the things that ghosts believe in!” R. A. Lafferty, “Fourth Mansions” January 16 Journal Entry: What is writing? What … Continue reading

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Finding a Balance

“I am . . . what I am at the moment I am that . . . ”    The storyteller, “Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five” By Doris Lessing To know the world one must construct it.– Cesare … Continue reading

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