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Everyday Education: Implementing Discipline Programs That Work

In his commencement address at Kenyon University, “This Is Water,” David Foster Wallace suggests fish do not understand the concept of water because they have been immersed in it since they were born and have failed to notice it because it has...

 

Everyday Education: Non-Core Classes Enhance Multiple Skills

The Christmas concert. The presentation of the colors at the football games. The marching band at halftime. The art shows. The yearbook. The musical. All these products are created by students at Brevard High School, and I could keep on listing thing...

 

Everyday Education: This Old School Needs Some Extensive Work

I’m sure at least some of you have tuned in to the Public Television show “This Old House” at some time or another. Basically, it’s a show that follows a group of handymen as they rehab old houses. As is often the case, renovations are a...

 

Everyday Education: Out Of The Cave And Into The Classroom

In my last article, “Kids These Days,” I discussed the difficulties young people face these days regarding the constant bombardment of information and influence coming from their phones. I also suggested they need some way to evaluate how to...

 

Everyday Education: Kids These Days

By Josh Tinsley We often hear people say things like, “Kids these days just [insert negative observation about today’s children].” These statements are true on the surface, but they are also shortsighted. Youth these days have cell phones,...

 

Everyday Education: Engage Students In And Out Of The Classroom

Stay in school. Say it out loud. Say it in a variety of tones and contexts. Say it 100,000 times. Teachers, guidance counselors, school administrators and most parents drill this mantra into students from at least kindergarten until they graduate...

 

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