33-year old Toby gives EDrenaline Rush 5 Beaks! Some caveats. I only “know” John Meehan from Twitter. I bought my copy of his book, EDrenaline Rush. And I have this hypothesis: Meehan was one of those students who drove his teachers crazy with his energy and creativity. Fortunately, he retained his enthusiasm and love of … Continue reading Ready for an EDrenaline Rush?
To call Principal Jay Billy a friend, or even a colleague, would be presumptuous. We have only met twice. We connect mostly via Twitter. What I can write is this: I respect Jay Billy immensely. Through his writing and the pictures he posts, he clearly loves children. And at the end of the day, that’s … Continue reading Can We Only Aim For Equity?
I love history; but, I love it presented in the context of life during a time period. Don't merely give me dates, troops movements, politics. What else was going on? What was happening in Art? Literature? Science? What were kids doing? In essence I want inclusive snapshots of time. Thus, I started this essay with … Continue reading How Did NJ Reopen Schools in 1918?
At his Tuesday news conference, NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo seemed to channel his former, late father-in-law Robert F. Kennedy. One of Robert Kennedy’s beloved quotes reads: And Governor Cuomo asked a “why not” question when he posited this idea about the future of post-pandemic education. "The old model of everybody goes and sits in … Continue reading Did Gov. Cuomo Ask the Right Question?
The etymology of words fascinates me. Knowing where words come from allows us to see word evolution over time; or, etymology can provide a richer understanding and definition of a word we take for granted. Such is the case with the word audience. For many people, the word audience means a group of people to … Continue reading Academic Grades: Who’s the Audience?