Category Archives: teaching and learning

Reflections: on life, learning, and finding a metric for meaning

As I was packing up my office — the flotsam and jetsam of 13 years as superintendent and 43 years total in school work — someone walked in and commented, “can’t you throw most of this stuff out?” In that moment I held … Continue reading

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The Class of 2018: Gen Z

  The end of the school year is always a time for joy as we celebrate our high school graduates who leave us, some ready for adulthood and others a bit tenuous as they take first steps to try out … Continue reading

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Reflections upon …. Inspiration Ratio: How Do We Sustain the Love of Learning? by Tony Borash

Seven years ago, one evening after my colleagues had left the office floor we shared I spent some time thinking about teachers, 27 actually, whom I had experienced as a learner growing up in the rural Low Country of South … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to New Math, anyway?

Whatever happened to “New Math?” I remember eighth grade because it was the year that America rolled out a new approach to learning called New Math. It was an epic failure in my small, mostly rural school. Why? It wasn’t “normal” math. … Continue reading

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