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The Spelling Test

At breakfast on Friday, I was quizzing my third grader for a spelling test, frustrated that too many on the list are completely irrelevant to his eight year old life. 157 more words

Please say class isn't about tests

Parent: “What’s the main thing you want students to get from this class?”

Teacher: “Test-taking strategies and study skills.”

My reaction: That sounds boring — and not relevant to anything outside of school. 446 more words

In The News

Teach the election - and critical thinking

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the challenges of teaching the 2016 presidential election. I’ve thought about it a lot since then and developed a lesson that I hope will enable students to openly discuss and critically evaluate the candidates and issues. 245 more words

Front Lines

A Tale of Two Professors

When I enrolled in two back-to-back French reading proficiency courses over the summer to meet my language requirement, I had no idea that I would A) spend the months of July and August totally consumed by rage and B) have Papa Tilden’s 5th Principle of Interpretation drilled into my head and heart like a drumbeat. 1,171 more words

6 life philosophies that can make you insanely happy

There is so much inspirational stuff floating around the net that I’ve been feeling rather left out, my writing limited to random musings on air travel… 1,246 more words

Other Musings


If you liked this evergreen truth blog then read more of them, about 3700 so far, or read one or more of my evergreen truth books, especially  54 more words

Common Sense

Relevancy - A Dialectic Of Evidence

The most conspicuous difference between the law’s problems in determining historical facts and those of other disciplines lies in the procedure of decision. Other disciplines rely primarily on the method of inquiry, reflection, and report by trained investigators.

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