Through the Fence

“School” begins at 9 a.m. at our house. Well, OK maybe 10. Honestly, it starts after I’ve had at least two cups of coffee and I’ve managed to filter through all my work emails and respond to those that are urgent. Those two cups of coffee are important, because often  there is an impending battle of wills with my second grader, Everlee, over doing her schoolwork. She enjoys the Zoom videos with her teacher and classmates, although they seem at times chaotic with all the students wanting to socialize instead of listening to instruction. 

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Education Under Seige Withstanding the Onslaught of COVID-19

Will education survive? Are the dark forces of COVID-19 scaling the walls of our current education system, preparing to lay waste to the castle and destroy all that is good? Will in-place education remain our dominant system, or will traditional education go the way of the Dodo?

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When an Educator’s Advice is Life-Changing

I wasn’t surprised that we got some great stories about educators when we were soliciting submissions for Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Best Advice I Ever Heard. We all have those favorite teachers who changed our lives, and we often quote them for years.

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What Has Happened to Our Children?

Children eating Tide Pods. Children bring guns to school to kill. Turn on the news or look on your favorite social media site and you are bombarded with news of our children doing some of the most ridiculous and scary things you can imagine. What has changed?

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