Monthly Archives: March 2013

Government Humor

The White House has a website titled, “We the People.” An official response is issued when a set number of people (25,000 at the time of this response) sign a petition. Just over 34,000 people requested the federal government build … Continue reading

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Pride Before The Fall

Jim Collins in his book, How The Mighty Fall, describes a five-stage framework of institutional decline. The first stage is pride. Pride is a sense of arrogance where success is seen as an entitlement. A learning organization, by its nature, … Continue reading

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Admiration for Teachers

Dr. Benjamin Carson is ¬†a world-renowned neurosurgeon. In his book, America the Beautiful, he celebrates teachers. “One need look no further for public servants than the many public school teachers around our country. The vast majority of them not only … Continue reading

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Sand Dollars and Teachers

Who sees the beauty in a sand dollar? Not everyone. There are people on the beach who walk by these shells not recognizing or not caring to see their beauty. Who sees the beauty in a child? A teacher does. … Continue reading

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Bubba The Texas Education Czar

Let’s imagine that Texas has an Education Czar. His name is Bubba. Bubba the Czar is in charge of K-12 public education and it is represented by a large, multi-passenger car. The driver of the K-12 car is a kind … Continue reading

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The Future of Online Education

Free¬†courses from MIT and Harvard are available at edX. This is not an endorsement of that site, but an opportunity to ask a question: What are the implications for K-12 Public Education? __________________________________ Note: The link to the video in … Continue reading

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Sail On!

I ran across a word of encouragement today (Mar 13, 2013). It’s in the form of a poem by Joaquin Miller. They sailed. They sailed. Then spoke the mate: “This mad sea shows its teeth tonight. He curls his lip, … Continue reading

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