Stand Out From the Crowd: Tip 9 – Do The Grunt Work

As a first year teacher I was eager to make a good impression.  The superintendent of the school district I worked for at the time, met with each new teacher for about 10 minutes in the first few months of the year.  This was the biggest meeting of my nascent professional career and I was excited to … Continue reading Stand Out From the Crowd: Tip 9 – Do The Grunt Work


One Grip Higher: Prison vs Education

If you want to get One Grip Higher, follow don't be like Washington State. Consider the implications of the following tweet by @Alliance4Ed from earlier this week. "Ponder these WA stats: Annual expenditure per prisoner: $34,452. Annual expenditure per public school pupil: $7,984." That is a terrifying statistic! That is a ratio of over 4:1 … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Prison vs Education

Which Story are You?

There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects with skylights. All fact collectors, who have no aim beyond their facts, are one-story minds. Two-story minds compare, reason, generalize, using the labors of a fact collector as well as their own. Three-story minds idealize, imagine, predict - their best illumination comes from above, through the skylight! ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes