Little Teddy Stoddard

Author Unknown There is a story many years ago of an elementary teacher. Her name was Mrs. Thompson. And as she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children a lie. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved … Continue reading Little Teddy Stoddard

A Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give

I happened to run across this article recently, entitled "Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give." I liked it so much, and agree with it so strongly, that I thought I'd share it with you this week. It speaks for itself. Enjoy!

When Will the Education System Catch Up with the Times?

“We shouldn’t be putting them asleep. We should be waking them up to what they have inside of themselves.” ~ Sir Ken Robinson Here is yet another very interesting view on today’s education system courtesy of TED (Technology, Education, and Design). Sir Ken Robinson discusses our current state of education and where it needs to … Continue reading When Will the Education System Catch Up with the Times?

Anomalies or the Norm in our Education System?

Every now and then I run across stories on the Web that, I hope, are not true representations of the state of the U.S. education system. I instead hope that these are just anomalies, examples of those "students" who just weren't paying attention in school and who are far from the norm. If for no other … Continue reading Anomalies or the Norm in our Education System?

Waiting for “Superman”

I just viewed the movie/documentary Waiting for Superman. It really did not tell me anything new that I didn't already know, or at least suspect. More than anything it increased my disgust with the bureaucracy (administration and unions) of our education system. That being said, this film omits what I think is another very significant part of the … Continue reading Waiting for “Superman”