Wit & Wisdom

May 2011

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Commencement Speeches 2011: Amy Poehler at Harvard and Tom Hanks at Yale

Very different speeches, laden with humor, but both circle round to our shared humanity, lest we forget. Read more
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How about a Family Awards Ceremony?

The key here is that by encouraging our children to strive for these awards, and defeat the other, they will achieve more and be pushed toward a more successful career in the real world. Read more
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The Unintended Parent-Child Disconnect

"The real value of college isn't in teaching what is known; it is in preparing students for the unknown." Read more
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What Would Yoda Do? Teachers Tweet About Their World

Want a glimpse behind-the-scenes of what teachers think about their own development? Read more
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7 Lessons From My Father

Chris Wejr is school principal at Kent Elementary School in British Columbia.  He has spent his career working with students as a high school physical education, math, and science teacher, an intermediate teacher, an elementary vice-principal, as well as a... Read more
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Commie Core Standards?

State Governors have convened again to bring in a system of Common Core Standards across the country so that all children will be taught exactly the same thing in English and Math from kindergarten through high school... Dr. D. Rigour Is Baack! (Humor) Read more
Celebrated heads of states or especially great communicators . . . did they have brains or knowledge? NO, they were popular! It's all about popular--- It's not about aptitude, It's THE WAY YOU'RE VIEWED, so it's very shrewd to be very, very POPULAR, like me!
from the Broadway show, WICKED
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