Archive for February 2021

Truth without consequences: Why teachers ought to expose their ideas and thought processes, but never impose their thinking on students.

Truth without consequences:  Why teachers ought to expose their ideas and thought processes, but never impose their thinking on students.
Stern:  What’s up? Pal:  Adam Kipzinger’s taking the heat on his vote to impeach Trump, etc.  Read the letter above.  Poor guy; his family (at least some members are) is ganging up on him big time. Stern:  Well, we gotta be open, gonna post this letter and share it with my students. Pal:  Ok, but... Read more »

On President's Day, a teachable moment: Trumpers may huff and puff but will they blow our Democracy down?

On President's Day, a teachable moment:  Trumpers may huff and puff but will they blow our Democracy down?
I teach upper elementary and middle school students about climate change every Thursday, and I keep thinking about what students might say about the second impeachment trial. As I try to make sense of the acquittal, I parody a Megan Trainor song…it’s all about that oath. So, what will I talk about this Thursday with... Read more »

Today's news: Toddler's learning contentment trumps the Trump trial and other planetary concerns

I woke up to the sounds of a baby in my house this morning; those delicious sounds of…uh, oh, oopsies, hi, ..wow, woow, wooow; the baby, our granddaughter, is 15 months old and a girl. Those in our family bubble surround her most of the day, awed by her every move, waiting for a smile,... Read more »
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