Tag Archives: Tough Love

Prepare the Student for the Path, not vice versa

A few summers ago, as I strolled along a pool deck in Moraga, CA, awaiting the start of one of my youngest son’s USA Water Polo 14U Junior Olympic qualification games, I noticed a powerful statement posted on one of … Continue reading

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Student Cheating: An Opportunity to Discuss Integrity

Late one night in the beginning of winter break, while reviewing student reflections for which I offered more credit towards lower than average test scores, I detected a case of flagrant plagiarism.  I dashed off the following in an email … Continue reading

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Working Towards “Loving It”

One of my favorite education related blogs is Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice.  My first day in ed school in June 2010, Larry spoke to my cohort as an honored, guest speaker.  I cannot recall the specifics … Continue reading

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