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About safrisri

I have been a teacher since 1971 and have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. My writings will reflect on my past mistakes and successes and what my students have taught me about education.

An Open Message to Government

Stop doing what you have always done as you will continue to get what you have always gotten.  Every time all of the members of the same party vote for or against any  bill or law,  ipso facto, some of … Continue reading

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Taking a Knee

Perhaps the whole “taking a knee” thing could be understood in a Game of Thrones sort of way and it would be less distressing for many people. In the Game of Thrones taking a knee means  swearing fealty.   Like the … Continue reading

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Every Silver Cloud has a Dark Lining

It is important to remember that we and the media usually notice the exception to the rule, compliance to the rule is rarely noticed or reported and that warps our perception of the world around us in a negative way. … Continue reading

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Jefferson’s 10 Canons for life redefined for the modern world.

  Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Just forget about it and the problem is solved.  2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself. Blame everyone else for your problems. 3. Never spend money … Continue reading

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Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance is the opiate of the insipid and the idiotic, it is a phrase used by too many to hide behind, instead of an effective tool. They are rules not unlike mandatory sentencing in our courts that attempt to … Continue reading

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Puzzling

Life is like a jigsaw puzzle. When you first start trying to figure out life as a toddler all of the pieces of the puzzle fit neatly into a hole designed just for them and most pieces have a handle … Continue reading

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The Great Melting Pot

America used to be known as the great melting pot of the world. A fiery cauldron where different types of peoples mixed together becoming stronger through the alloying of many different unique parts into a stronger whole. Now instead of … Continue reading

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