Monthly Archives: March 2014

Pouring Concrete at MHHS

Pouring concrete at Midlothian Heritage High School (Mar 24, 2014)

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Public School Policies: The Wrong Direction for the Wrong Reasons

If you are skeptical about the direction of federal and state public education policy and practices, then two books can help give words to your skepticism. They are World Class Learners, by Yong Zhao and Reign of Error by Diane … Continue reading

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Relationships: Option A or Option B?

My wife went to a local, mid-sized chain grocery store. The store stocks over 10,000 items, however she could not find the liquid sweetener for which she was looking. When she mentioned her need to the general manager which response … Continue reading

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“But, sir … we’re headed backwards.”

The captain looked over the bow of the ship and barked, “Full speed ahead!” “But, sir,” pleaded the helmsman, “we’re headed backwards.” ___________________ Sometimes someone’s view of the future is another person’s failed past. According to Yong Zhao (World Class … Continue reading

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Instruction is Personal

Philip B. Cosby in his book, Quality is Still Free, shares a funny story with implications for those at national and state levels who fund education. Mr. Cosby, at the time of the story, worked for a company with 250,000 … Continue reading

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Quality is about people

Philip B. Crosby in his book, Quality is Still Free (1996), observed in the large company at which he worked: Some ares of the corporation did very well in quality, some were very bad at it. The way local leadership … Continue reading

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Minnesota, Snow and a Barn

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