Some book characters stick with a person for years. I wish I could tell you mine was a lofty, well-known Emma, Jane, or Beth and Amy Jo, or even Dorothy. No. The character who has haunted me since my days of student teaching, who still torments me, is Flossie the Flamingo. Flossie was a character … Continue reading What Do Standardized Tests Really Measure?
My optometrist needs roller skates; maybe wings and roller skates. He seemed to fly down the halls of his office yesterday, along with his three partners. Eventually, he breezed into my exam room. So what brings you here today? he asked. My eyes are killing me, I said. They ache. Sometimes they burn. When I … Continue reading How Might Remote Learning Impact Young Eyes?
Mine are killing me, thank-you very much. I even made an appointment to see my eye doctor today! I suspect many teachers and students are feeling my same eye pain, and some other ailments, given the new world of remote learning. And there are several reasons why. When the March 2020 quarantine arrived, the focus … Continue reading How Do Your Eyes Feel?
By now readers have figured out how much I love etymology, the study of word origin. I often start my research explorations by making sure I understand the words surrounding a topic, and today is one of those days. Where did the word "see" come from? And the noun "vision"? And the word eyesight? See … Continue reading How Do Humans See?
Last week, during the middle of what would eventually turn into a 3-hour Zoom meeting, my left eye got bored and started to wander. Actually, not bored; tired. I witnessed it pack up and leave because, for those of you unfamiliar with Zoom, there is a setting which allows you to see the people on … Continue reading What Should We Know About Vision?