Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” – Matthew 19:14 Monday, with one more significant turn of the time machine, our grandson, David, went to preschool for the first time. “Bye, … Continue Reading a letter to my grandson on his first week at school
We all know how much I love my grandchildren. Just click on the “Grandaddy Letters” category and you will find dozens of posts featuring David and Beks over the past few years. They’re growing by leaps and bounds and in every way; I’m so happy and so proud. But today’s featured … Continue Reading parents are responsible for education – schools help…
The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. – Psalm 119:130 Sometimes I wonder if maybe we make life too complicated. I look around and see how so many examples of people taking something that’s essentially elegant and stress-free, then stirring in unwarranted complication. Without doing … Continue Reading we unnecessarily complicate everything! #LiveInLove
The more I think about it, the more I believe there is a strong relationship between the value we place on public education and the value we get from public officials.
That’s what Rally Day means at WFPC; it means that we are choosing to bring our collective enthusiasm for the Gospel together, under the banner of Jesus, and that we are moving forward in joy!
“Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk … Continue Reading learning – and living – as a spiritual gift
Today’s post will – first – refer you to this week’s Wake Forest Today column, “My Rant About School Teachers.” It addresses some of the misinformation out there about public educators, and it’s also a good read. So, here’s the link. It’s a short column, and certainly worthy of your “click:” My Rant About … Continue Reading learning from wise friends; plus my 2-cents on schoolteachers
Any survey of current discussion topics – via Internet, radio, television, magazine and newspaper – is going to finger “Reading in America” as a hot, pervasive, and controversial subject for conversation. Everyone has an opinion when it comes to reading, and especially reading deficits. Everyone has a favorite direction when it comes to … Continue Reading Reading and the schools: who can right this ship?
Each and every morning (with the exception of Sundays), Rebekah and I read the newspaper along with that first cup of coffee. Our paper – because we live here – is the Raleigh News & Observer. Today wasn’t an exceptional compilation of news; but it did give me pause (in … Continue Reading Four random news items from a world writhing in pain
It’s not often that I write about education. As a public schools teacher with almost two decades of experience I really could have more to say. But maybe I’m saving it all for that “tell-all,” “truth is stranger than fiction,” “whistle-blowing” book on the world of exceptional education. Seriously, friends, … Continue Reading Home School Education (weighing in)
Jesus asked [Bartimaeus], “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said, “Teacher, I want to see.” (Mark 10:51) THE LETTER “R” – Sunday morning, the focus at First Presbyterian Church of Brandon was on “R”-words. Not just R, but words that started with “RE.” You … Continue Reading today’s post is brought to you by the letters “R” and “C”
Saturday morning I enjoyed the privilege of being invited as “Guest Lecturer” in a college classroom. The class, taught by my friend Linda Lacomb-Williams, is listed in the catalog as a seminar in “Exploring Women’s Issues in Literature.” Linda said I could talk about writing, and pretty-much anything else I wanted to. … Continue Reading The Writing Life: thinking out loud
Yesterday I spent the entire day on a project that was supposed to take around one hour. The good news is that I learned a new skill. The bad news is that I’m now a day behind regarding everything else. What I was doing was making a video. GET REAL: … Continue Reading To You-Tube and Beyond!
I promised I’d eventually get back to last week’s post “Does ESE need an IEP,” and it looks like today (absent another turn of events that trumps all other discussion) is the day. PUT UP or SHUT UP: I concluded my ESE post by saying, “There are – I believe … Continue Reading ESE: how can we best help kids with special needs? (LRE, IEP, SED, EH….)