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TREATING SYMPTOMS, NOT DISEASE…

August 13th, 2014

[MIT professor John Gabrieli found that] …medication for ADHD improved the performance of normal kids by the same degree that it improved the performance of kids with ADHD. p. 88 From Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.

ROLDO RIGHTS ON LEBRON JAMES:
HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEWS TODAY…?

August 12th, 2014

Roldo Bartimole asks: Have you watched the news lately? Did you see the Plain Dealer front page Saturday with LeBron James, arms extended, face raised, eyes-closed in seeming ecstasy? Jesus-like? Do you check the front page of the Pee Dee daily, or its web site Cleveland.com? Do you think you live in a world of […]

AS WE GET READY TO RETURN TO SCHOOL…

August 10th, 2014

Rule No. 10: “We’re breaking all the rules. Even our own rules. And how do we do that? By leaving plenty of room for X quantities.” John Cage’s 10 Rules For Students And Teachers. HINTS: Always be around. Come or go to everything. Always go to classes. Read anything you can get your hands on. […]

AS WE GET READY TO RETURN TO SCHOOL…

August 9th, 2014

Rule No. 9: Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It’s lighter than you think. John Cage’s 10 Rules For Students And Teachers. HINTS: Always be around. Come or go to everything. Always go to classes. Read anything you can get your hands on. Look at movies carefully, often. Save everything — it […]

AS WE GET READY TO RETURN TO SCHOOL…

August 8th, 2014

Rule No. 8: Don’t try to create and analyze at the same time. They’re different processes. John Cage’s 10 Rules For Students And Teachers. HINTS: Always be around. Come or go to everything. Always go to classes. Read anything you can get your hands on. Look at movies carefully, often. Save everything — it might […]

AS WE GET READY TO RETURN TO SCHOOL…

August 7th, 2014

Rule No. 7: The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It’s the people who do all of the work all of the time who eventually catch on to things. John Cage’s 10 Rules For Students And Teachers. HINTS: Always be around. Come or go to everything. Always go to […]

AS WE GET READY TO RETURN TO SCHOOL…

August 6th, 2014

Rule No. 6 Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail, there’s only make. John Cage’s 10 Rules For Students And Teachers. HINTS: Always be around. Come or go to everything. Always go to classes. Read anything you can get your hands on. Look at movies carefully, often. Save everything — it might […]

AS WE GET READY TO RETURN TO SCHOOL…

August 5th, 2014

Rule No. 5: Be self-disciplined — this means finding someone wise or smart and choosing to follow them. To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way. John Cage’s 10 Rules For Students And Teachers. HINTS: Always be around. Come or go to everything. […]

AS WE GET READY TO RETURN TO SCHOOL…

August 4th, 2014

Rule No. 4: Consider everything an experiment. John Cage’s 10 Rules For Students And Teachers. HINTS: Always be around. Come or go to everything. Always go to classes. Read anything you can get your hands on. Look at movies carefully, often. Save everything — it might come in handy later. Previously…

AS WE GET READY TO RETURN TO SCHOOL…

August 3rd, 2014

Rule No. 3: General duties of a teacher — pull everything out of your students. John Cage’s 10 Rules For Students And Teachers. HINTS: Always be around. Come or go to everything. Always go to classes. Read anything you can get your hands on. Look at movies carefully, often. Save everything — it might come […]

AS WE GET READY TO RETURN TO SCHOOL…

August 2nd, 2014

Rule No. 2: General duties of a student — pull everything out of your teacher; pull everything out of your fellow students. John Cage’s 10 Rules For Students And Teachers. HINTS: Always be around. Come or go to everything. Always go to classes. Read anything you can get your hands on. Look at movies carefully, […]

AS WE GET READY TO RETURN TO SCHOOL…

August 1st, 2014

Rule No. 1: Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for awhile. John Cage’s 10 Rules For Students And Teachers. HINTS: Always be around. Come or go to everything. Always go to classes. Read anything you can get your hands on. Look at movies carefully, often. Save everything — it might come […]

THOMSPON LEADS KILL COMMON CORE CHARGE…

July 29th, 2014

Reps. Matt Huffman of Lima and Andy Thompson of Marietta said Monday that Ohio made a mistake four years ago in pursuing the standards and their legislation would seize back state control over the process. …their legislation would seize back state control… (from President Barack Hussein Obama). Where were these anti-federal-education-standards folks when President George […]

AVOIDING THE PROBLEMS WITH BOYCOTTS…

July 22nd, 2014

Boycotts are always problematic, but they can be effective. Putting our money behind our personal convictions helped to bring down South Africa’s apartheid regime. But when does joining a consumer boycott of products or services produced by a specific company or originating in a given region of the world make sense? It’s a question that […]

TAXES TO PROP UP FAILED CHARTER SCHOOL…

July 16th, 2014

[Value Learning and Teaching] Academy, a 600-student charter school in Pendleton, will remain open next year thanks to a judge’s ruling Monday. In a potentially precedent-setting decision, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Nadine Allen is forcing the Ohio Department of Education to sponsor the school next year, thereby saving it from closure. She also […]

GEORGIA TEACHERS NOT ARMING…

June 29th, 2014

Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn’t make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve. A string of attacks at schools and colleges in California, Oregon and Washington state hasn’t swayed education officials who say bluntly that they don’t believe […]

EDUCATION: WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR…?

June 27th, 2014

If professors don’t teach a lot of job skills, don’t teach their students how to think, and don’t instill constructive work habits, why do employers so heavily reward educational success? The best answer comes straight out of the ivory tower itself. It’s called the signaling model of education – the subject of my book in […]

TODAY’S CHRISTIANISTS WOULD AGREE CHUCK..

June 24th, 2014

Down. Bromley Kent Thursday My dear Sir I must write to thank you for your last letter; I to tell you how much all your views and facts interest me. I must be allowed to put my own interpretation on what you say of “not being a good arranger of extended views” which is, that […]

DECODING AND READING ARE NOT THE SAME…

June 23rd, 2014

The Learner, who wishes to try the question fairly, whether this little book does, or does not, supply the materials for a most interesting mental recreation, is earnestly advised to adopt the following Rules: Begin at the beginning, and do not allow yourself to gratify a mere idle curiosity by dipping into the book, here […]

87 PERCENT OF OHIO THIRD GRADERS PASS…

June 21st, 2014

My first question is, why do I need to go to the jump to find out if Warren (my alma mater) or Wolf Creek school district students didn’t pass? I’ve talked with teachers across the state about this test and many are troubled by the format, methodology and implementation. For those students who do not […]

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