As we continue to surf the pandemic wave, I find it interesting what people can and cannot live without. Right now, as high school, college and professional football seasons loom, I am witnessing a withdrawal among many that's akin to quitting a substance--legal (alcohol/cigarettes) or illegal. Call it Sports DTs, and I don't mean defensive … Continue reading Am I Missing a Sports Gene?
Yes, my learning about monarch caterpillars continues. This has definitely been a learn-on-the-fly (or learn-on-the-butterfly?) adventure. Clearly I knew very little about monarchs as I happily planted milkweed in my yard this summer. Each morning I have checked on my caterpillars after turning on the sprinkler for my newly installed sod. Slowly over the last … Continue reading Where Did the Caterpillars Go?
One of many consequences arising from the current pandemic is a need to reassess the comfortable misconceptions we live with daily. One of those misconceptions is that public education is the great equalizer and prepares us for life-long learning. And that misconception has morphed to the point where political leaders now tell us the health … Continue reading What is Academic Regression?
A close friend told me today: Those caterpillars were sent to you for a reason. She was talking about the monarch butterfly caterpillars who appeared on a piece of swamp milkweed I had brought into my house. A deer had tromped on the stem, so it went into a vase. Several days later, these beauties … Continue reading Can Caterpillars Teach Us About Remote Learning?
First, thank you Rich Czyz for the prod. Yesterday, Rich wrote about the joy of writing and how he makes time everyday to engage in this process. He ended that blog this way: The act of writing should be a beautiful endeavor. I asked if writing emails counted. Sure! he answered. This morning, he blogged about … Continue reading Can I Return and Bring You Hope?