Who makes the world go round?

Our world, your world, you make it go round.

  With Valentine’s Day approaching, I hate to put a damper on your thoughts but I don’t think that love alone makes the world go round? If you are reading this column, in all likelihood, you make the world go round because people who read newspapers, people who want to be informed and people who […]

ESP Can Help Your Learners and You

We possess, our students possess, our children posses more ability than we can imagine. We just have to look for them.

Can ESP help us learn? I have been a believer in ESP (Extra Sensory Perception) for a long time and this is why my students do well in my classes. I literally will them to do better. Before you label me a bigger nut than what you may think I already am, read on. I […]

Why should we invest in education?

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Why Should We Invest In Schools? This may sound like a boring topic because no one likes to talk about spending more money for education. We’re probably all worn out. Pretty soon we will have an array of presidential candidates running for office. All of them will talk about education. Some will say we should […]

Are you afraid of speaking in public?

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Are you afraid of speaking in public? This isn’t one of my best columns but some reader may be looking for exactly what I have to say and if that’s true, for that one person, this could be the best column I ever wrote. I never have vomited before I had to speak in public […]

How do you say good-bye in Ojibwe?

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How do you say good-bye in Ojibwe? How do you say “good-bye” in Ojibwe? Thanks to some dedicated people in town, we know how to say “hello” (Boozhoo), but how do you say good-bye? As you probably already know, there is no word for “good-bye” in Ojibwe. About the closest word would be, according to […]

The Best Memorial Day Graduation Speech Ever

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  “I thing we should ask Mr. Kinrod,” Jason said.   The senior class was discussing who they should ask to be their high school graduation speaker. Because this was the first time that the the graduation ceremony was on the same day as Memorial Day, they wanted somebody special.   “I think that is […]

What can all teachers do to help students graduate?

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What can all teachers do to help students graduate? Many high school and college seniors are beginning to count the days until they hear those final sounds of Pomp and Circumstance. Many parents are thinking about graduation parties and who they will invite and what they will serve. Many educators are beginning to look at […]

Take this drop-out quiz

The first day with kids is as important today as it was 100 years ago.

    Take this drop-out quiz. Students in the old one room schoolhouses dropped out of school because they were more useful on the family farm. In case you haven’t noticed, the small family farm no longer exists. Dropping out of school to work on the farm was once a valid reason. Today dropping out […]