Category Archives: Written Blog

Teaching in Mismatched Shoes

I was out and about running errands late Wednesday afternoon. I stamped the snow off my feet before stepping inside, set my bags down, shed my outer wear, bent down and untied my shoes, slipped my feet out, reached down … Continue reading

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Teachers, Enough Already with “I do, We do, You do.”

In my role of teaching pre-service teachers about teaching, I hear this phrase a lot, from my students, practicing teachers, and my colleagues who teach in teacher ed programs: “I do, we do, you do.” It’s an easy way to … Continue reading

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The World Faces Significant Clima….Squirrel!

I’ve been trying to write about the report from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since it was released on October 8th, but I’ve been so flummoxed by the generally collective “meh” I didn’t know where to start. In … Continue reading

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For Pete’s Sake, Give Them a Cookie

This is a repost of  a blog entry from June 2013. Do you know the children’s book, if you give a mouse a cookie? A boy gives a cookie to a mouse. Then the mouse needs a glass of milk. … Continue reading

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Feeling Angry and Helpless

I am angry. There simply is no doubt that human activity is causing a rapid increase in global atmospheric and oceanic temperatures. Changes in temperature that we are seeing now, and predicting to occur in the next 100 years or … Continue reading

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Complicity: The New American Way

Remaining silent or refuse to take action about school and mass shootings is an act of complicity. It’s Friday February 16th. Fourteen students and three adults were killed at school two days ago. My wife and I heard the news … Continue reading

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Elders Under a Tree

I breeze past the tall statue of Paul and Babe first on my morning bike commute. Then past three elders sitting in the grass and side-by-side against a large oak tree. They face the lake that lies between them and … Continue reading

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