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It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
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Being Pegged, Late Bloomers and Effort

CJ Westerberg, 10.30.2014

How 2012 Nobel Prize Winner Dissed by His High School Biology Teacher

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Riffing good stories

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NEW POST: Veteran Teacher "Shadows" High School

CJ Westerberg, 10.29.2014

Admits to Teacher Snark Directed at Students

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21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020

CJ Westerberg, 10.13.2014

Desks, Language Labs, Computers, Homework, Standardized Tests in College Admissions . . . .

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How to Create Nonreaders

CJ Westerberg, 10.04.2014

Why Johnnie and Jane don't like to read . . . and what to do about it
Alfie Kohn Delivers a Powerful Essay About MOTIVATION & Learning

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The Parent Trapped

CJ Westerberg, 09.14.2014

September 4, 2014 - Author Cathy Buyrn sends us an update. "While educators beat the drum about the importance of parental involvement in their child's education, many really mean parental compliance."

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Ideal Elite College Students: "Excellent Sheep"

SMW, 09.09.2014

"Everybody - administrators, admissions officers, faculty and students - knows that the pressures of the resume race are out of control."

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10 Things to do on the first day of school

CJ Westerberg, 09.03.2014

When was the last time you talked about learning?

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11 Back-to-School Parenting Scenes of the 70s (Humor)

SMW, 08.29.2014

Get up in the morning and make yourself a cup of Sanka with Sweet 'n' Low. Line up all the lunchboxes on the formica counter top in your kitchen. Open up a bag of Wonder Bread and do this assembly line style.

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What should you learn after graduation?

SMW, 08.17.2014

. . . and what exactly are students learning in school now?

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