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Possibilities, Expectations And Inspiration

The other evening I was scanning for something to watch on TV and came across “The Ron Clark Story.” It’s that time of year when I need just a small dose of inspiration to get through the end of May, so I grabbed some popcorn and settled in to...

 

Students Need 'True Grit' To Succeed In Life

In the 1969 version of the movie, “True Grit,” 14-year-old Mattie Ross (played by Kim Darby) looks up at the irascible Rooster Cogburn (played by John Wayne) and says, “They tell me you are a man with true grit,” as she attempts to find the...

 

Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

Thomas Jefferson penned the words, “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” “An educated citizenry” results from a vitally important group of dedicated individuals called teachers. And yet a cursory...

 

Automaticity Frees Mind To Learn New Concepts

1 times 1 equals _____? 2 times 2 equals _____? 9 times 9 equals _____? Is the sound of “a” in “have” a “short a” or a “long a?” If you just “knew” the answers to these simple questions, chances are good that you have repeated...

 

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