Education

Standardizing Creativity

File this one under asinine. Emphasis on theĀ first syllable. A friend of mine shared a project that her child’s school launched this year. It’s a school newspaper. I know that doesn’t seem like anything extraordinary, but this is a very… Read More ›

Cheating

Someone came over to me and asked me about cheating in school. She wanted to know the moral implications of cheating – what it says about a person who would copy someone else’s work. And are there different levels of… Read More ›

Reading Log Lies

Most nights, I go to sleep wondering if I am teaching my son to lie. It’s true. Straight up. Full disclosure. Maybe it’s because he’s the fifth child. Or maybe it’s just that I’m older. But every night when I… Read More ›

First Day

Another school year starts this week. The school supplies are purchased and packed in different colored backpacks. The uniforms are clean and there are no worn out knees in the crisp blue slacks. The last few days of summer barbecues… Read More ›

It’s a Guest!

We interrupt our normally scheduled blogpost to bring you the following short story by guest blogger Shoshy Ciment. Thanks for filling in this week, Shoshy, while we continue to unpack our computers. Enjoy her short story! You can follow her… Read More ›