Category Archives: Teaching

The Right to be Heard

On Thanksgiving it is traditional to list the things for which we give thanks: I am grateful to have been born into a family that valued learning and social justice above all else I am grateful to have married into … Continue reading

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Education is the Silver Bullet

… education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don’t need little changes, we need gigantic, monumental changes. Schools should be palaces. The competition for the best teachers should be fierce. They should be making six-figure salaries. Schools should … Continue reading

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What’s Your Tipping Point?*

In which I show that I am perfectly capable of holding two seemingly contradictory ideas… This post grew out of a dinnertime conversation about bullying, an on-line chat with a friend and former colleague and a personal struggle with my … Continue reading

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Living History

This past weekend I attended a reenactment of the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Monmouth.  T is an American history buff who has recently gotten (back) into reeanacting and joined the 1st New Jersey Continentals.  I took a lot of pictures, … Continue reading

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