Education

Lessons from Stephen

It’s Stephen King’s birthday this week. Saturday, to be exact. I’ve been a Stephen King fan for quite some time now. I picked up Pet Semetary when I was in ninth grade. At the time, everyone was passing around VC Andrews’ Flowers in… 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 ›

Summer Reading

Not that kind of summer reading. I’m talking about the assigned kind. A few years ago I wrote an article about summer reading and how ridiculous it was becoming. Unfortunately, not much has changed. So in honor of my children… Read More ›

Dear Teacher

Dear Teacher, I am writing this to you because I have been in the education business for almost two decades and have been around the block, so to speak, in terms of teaching experience. I’m also a parent, so I… Read More ›

The Greeter

A few years ago, I wrote an article about our school greeter. He would stay in front of my kids’ school every morning, and…well…greet everyone. It was a wonderful way to start the day. They smiled and he shook their… Read More ›

Death of Handwriting

I recently proctored the PSAT for approximately 85 tenth and eleventh graders. The PSAT doesn’t really mean anything in terms of getting a kid into college. I mean, it does qualify top scorers for  the National Merit Scholarship (which is definitely nice), but PSAT scores… Read More ›