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A varied collection of thoughts on education and parenting

With Apologies to my 7th Grade Teacher

Back when I was in the 7th grade, I had an English teacher (we called it “English” back then, but to you younger readers that is “Language Arts”) named Ms. Miller. Ms. Miller taught the honors students and she was one of the more demanding teachers for our grade level. This being pre-NCLB-centered education, what…. read more

Encouraging Youth to Read Classic Literature

As a youth growing up in Salinas, CA, birthplace of John Steinbeck, it was generally expected that every high school student would read at least 5 of Steinbeck’s published works. In fact, it was mandatory to read East of Eden by graduation. Because Steinbeck frequently mentioned Salinas and the surrounding areas in his novels, it…. read more

March Forth for National Grammar Day

Today, the 4th of March, is National Grammar Day! What better way to celebrate than with some Schoolhouse Rock? Watch the videos after the jump and then please comment and tell us your favorite. (We are partial to Mr. Morton, but they’re all great.) National Grammar Day was established in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough, founder…. read more

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