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Everyday Education: Implementing Discipline Programs That Work


February 25, 2019

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 never been absent. It is all they have ever known.

Our school system, and the teachers and students who comprise it, are similar to the fish: while we’ve changed in regards to instructional delivery, technology usage, and communication, there are other elements we’ve failed to notice because it’s all we’ve ever really known. It is our tr...

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