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Halloween is not Hallowed

Here is a scary but possibly motivational Halloween thought for all teachers and non-teachers alike! But first a little explanation, “Now and Later”s are scary little fruit flavored candies (predecessor of Starbursts) often used as Halloween treats. Yesterday,  inspired by a … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Publicly Drawing Red Lines

It has become the current fashion in politics, government, education, and international relations to draw “red lines” in an attempt to control the behavior of someone or something. At the present time our media is obsessed with drawing red lines … Continue reading

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Boston, Bombs and America

There is no real upside to the senseless and meaningless killing and maiming of  any living thing but it is a tribute to the spirit and character of Bostonians and Americans that the number of people running towards the site of the bombing … Continue reading

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The Culture of Fear and the Fear of One

In the last week I have read that the following things are dangerous and may kill all of us; Genetically modified food-starvation, cigarettes-alcohol ( strangely alcohol other than wine), diet pop-plastic water battles, overeating-starvation, ,fast cars, slow cars, energy independence-fracking, … Continue reading

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Fear is a Good Thing

Because I attempted to maintain discipline in my class room and at times have used confinement, isolation, and corporal punishment(30 years ago) some would say that I controlled my classroom through fear not love and fear according to modern philosophy … Continue reading

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