Deliberate illiteracy and the Twitter effect?

Hagar the horrible was one of my favorite cartoon characters growing up. Of all the great strips that I read the one that has always stood out for me was when Hagar – an unapologetic barbarian – questioned his somewhat nebbish son as to why he would waste his time reading books. His son responded, … Continue reading

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5 signs that you are a true “Idea” person

I often recall with great amusement the scene from the movie Night Shift when Michael Keaton’s character Bill Blazejowski announces to his befuddled co-worker played by Henry Winkler, that he was “an idea man”. Blazejowski then goes on to rattle off a series of what he considers to be brilliant ideas. For example when he … Continue reading

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By “dumbing” down our schools curriculum are we actually hurting our children?

Are we dumbing down math and diluting the learning process by trying to make the curriculum fun? This year our daughter started to learn math using a methodology that is known as Tessellation. In researching what this methodology of teaching entailed it was described as a process of teaching math “which does not depend largely … Continue reading

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