8 Steps to Improve Kids’ Writing

 “The younger I was, the less I wanted to revise. Kids typically have the same  taste for revisions as they do veggies. ~ Paul Fleishman, Newbury winner Correct wording, sentence structure, verb tense, spelling, comma usage, and on and on… Grammar and punctuation are...

In 2022, Resolve To…

Tyler Perry had it right when he said, “Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.” Share it, promote it, and model it every day by being reliable, cooperative,...

Thoughts for a Christmas Morning

"Random acts of kindness are those little sweet or grand lovely things we do for no reason except that, momentarily, the best of our humanity has sprung, exquisitely, into full bloom... You are doing what the best of your human soul invites you to do... In giving...

America Veers Left At a Cost

For starters, an early August 2021 Fox News poll found that: 59% of registered Democrat voters hold positive views of socialism. 49% of those voters believe in capitalism *** Oregon’s Democratic Governor Kate Brown recently signed a bill removing proficiency standards...

The 2021 Changing Face of American Schooling

  *** A new Quizlet data study found that: High schoolers in such states as Florida, Georgia, and Texas that offered some or all in-person instruction during the pandemic returned to “pre-CCOVID” levels during fall 2020. For Florida, it was a 95% of pre-pandemic...

Devil Tech or Saving Grace?

  Tech, the end all and be all of American life, has revolutionized everything from how we get our meals, shop, learn, and be entertained, and, in the process, we’ve made the providers rich, including the billions spent by schools to be on the cutting edge of...

Critical Race Theory: The Fallout

Wall Street Journal’s Jason L. Riley, in his July 13 “Critical Race Theory Is a Hustle,” wrote: “A majority of American fourth- and eighth-graders can’t read or do math at grade level, according to the Education Department. And that assessment is from 2019, before the...