August 16 , 2022 /

AFFIRMING TEACHERS

It is that time of year again where millions of K-12 students and over 3 million teachers head to school.  Not back, forward.   Remember that you were once sitting where your students are and it may be at least partly because of that experience that you are where you are today as educators. What

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July 11 , 2022 /

WHAT PIQUES YOUR CURIOSITY?

Some years ago I posed a question about what people were curious about and here are the responses of seven people with these questions and musings.  I commend them to you in the interest of your own curiosity.    CS Why do I (and many others as we get older) wake up at 3 am?

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June 6 , 2022 /

CELEBRATING TEACHERS

Last week, Dan Rather, in his weekly post to his Substack community said this: “…despite all of this dysfunction, education remains one of our greatest hopes. Teachers heroically forge onward despite the challenges — inspiring young minds, percolating new ideas, and fostering energy for a better and more just nation.” At the end of another

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May 10 , 2022 /

ARTIFICIAL INTEL?

Years ago I wondered how INTEL got its name thinking it might have had something to do with intelligence, you know, computers as smart machines. Only partly right. Intel Corporation was founded on July 18, 1968 by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, and widely associated with the executive leadership and vision of Andy

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April 1 , 2022 /

END OF MARCH – COACHING

This post is about COACHING, not the basketball kind, although it is the end of March and the end to the march to the Final Four.  The title is a double entendre and I am using the analogy to illustrate some similarities.   I filled out my bracket and picked the Final Four who will

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December 9 , 2021 /

TOO MUCH AND NOT ENOUGH

What tipped me over the edge this week were the two pictures of elected officials’ families with children holding lethal weapons and the sick joke from one of the parents’ note to Santa, “Please bring ammo.”  Enough already, more than enough, over the top.  I can opt out of the news and social media and

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