An education devoid of connection is one devoid of purpose.

A traditional education In high school I trudged through two years of physics and one year of chemistry. I had no real interest in either of these subjects but, at the time, that detail seemed irrelevant. I was told these courses would "look good" on my university transcript.  I was told that they would raise … Continue reading An education devoid of connection is one devoid of purpose.

We all know that “slow and steady” wins the race. (But does the winning really matter?)

Perhaps it was because we had just experienced the festivities of the half-marathon in our town, but after reading the Tortoise and the Hare for what seemed like the millionth time, its moral seemed to fall a little flat.  Since when does “slow and steady” ever actually win the race?   Theoretically, I understand that … Continue reading We all know that “slow and steady” wins the race. (But does the winning really matter?)

When a teacher admits, “I didn’t sign up for this”.

Education is a big deal for me.  Not the institution, but the actual learning.  I LOVE to learn.  About everything.  Mostly about how to learn. Having graduated with a degree in Elementary Education, I was convinced that a "good education" was the answer to all of society’s problems, and I was about to inspire hundreds of children to go … Continue reading When a teacher admits, “I didn’t sign up for this”.

“Gifted”, “behind”, or “just average”: Which one were you?

In 2020, we faced the reality that bias and discrimination still exist in our society, but thankfully it was also a year of calling out injustices. Hopefully, it will be a practice that continues for generations to come. The irony is that, in an age where we know the harm that is caused by treating … Continue reading “Gifted”, “behind”, or “just average”: Which one were you?