Public Schools, Standardized Testing, Pandemics, and Coconuts

“You’ve got two empty halves of coconut, and you’re bangin’ ’em together.” – Monty Python and the Holy Grail I have spent some time recently trying to compose something on the topics of standards based grading and standardized testing in our public schools.  The time to shout about these tests, grading systems, and the stateContinue reading “Public Schools, Standardized Testing, Pandemics, and Coconuts”

On the 28th Start of the School Year

This year was supposed to start much like the other twenty-seven before it, but those were all years BC, Before Covid. I said it. If you steal it, I’ll know. Moving forward as you would have expected simply no longer applies. Those who try to follow the usual path will likely fall off of aContinue reading “On the 28th Start of the School Year”

The Importance of Skepticism in Education and Beyond

Teaching is a profession with heavy responsibility. Students, especially younger ones, are all too eager to believe or accept what you say as fact. They want to know that what you say is true. They want to know that what they see is true. Most of us are generally willing to join in that modeContinue reading “The Importance of Skepticism in Education and Beyond”