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Dear TIME Magazine, What Does “Bad” Mean?

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November 1, 2014 • Uncategorized

A response to TIME’s Teachers as “Rotten Apples” cover.

Culture »

An Invitation to Explore the Role of Image

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I’ve always wondered about Jesus’ response to the religious leaders concerning the payment of taxes. The story goes something like this… The Pharisees and the Herodians were desperately trying to shut down Jesus’ momentum. With a simple message of love and hope, he was changing the world right before their eyes, and they were smart… Read More ›

Education »

To My Students

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To the Class of 2013 So, here we are… The world awaits you, and I’m standing here with a bursting smile in my heart because I’ve just finished the preview of what this world is getting in you, and it looks good, very good. In fact, the word exceptional comes to mind. Before you release all your awesomeness… Read More ›

Faith »

Have We Kicked God Out of Our Schools?

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I am a teacher, and like the vast majority of teachers, I love my work. By this, I do not mean I love the curriculum and bells; I mean I love my students and would do anything necessary to protect them. Maybe this is why I can’t seem to break away from the news concerning… Read More ›

Family »

Being with Daddy

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My daddy taught me that it isn’t so much what you do in life that matters; it’s the people you’re with while doing it who are important. Of course, if you knew my daddy, you know those words never came out of his mouth. Let’s just say he wasn’t much of a talker, but the… Read More ›

Politics »

How It All Began & How to Fix It: The Cult of Student Testing

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Very informative from Tom Pauken. The solution is simple, if not easy. We need to allow for multiple pathways to a high school degree. One academic pathway would emphasize math and science. Another, the humanities and fine arts. A third would focus on career and technical education. All students would get the basics, but there… Read More ›

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