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I am behind the times here, having just read the book How Children Succeed.I was struck by the emphasis on grit and perseverance.  I had some kind of vague ideas about these things being important, and talk with my students … Continue reading

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Interesting Quirks

Our new building has some interesting quirks, one of which is this beautiful grassy area. It is placed between the two main classroom wings which stick out like spokes from the Commons area (cafeteria/stage/open space), but it is only accessible … Continue reading

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Memorizing Formulas

“If I am given a formula, and I am ignorant of its meaning, it cannot teach me anything, but if I already know it what does the formula teach me?”  ~St. Augustine aka Augustine of Hippo (354-430), De Magistro ch X, 23.   … Continue reading

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What I Only Wish I Had Learned…

I have spent the past week blissfully on vacation before school starts next Tuesday – and the accompanying trainings, meetings, and organizing are in full swing this week. I’m feeling a little overwhelmed by everything there is to do! The … Continue reading

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