The Value of Continual Learning

Mamacita says:  When it comes to education, I can be quite opinionated.  No, really.  I’ll debate with you about all things educational, and you might as well be prepared to back down at least a little bit because I probably … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: Imagination

A lot of Saturdays have come and gone lately without Quotation Saturday.  How have we managed to cope, I ask you all. . . . Since I stand firmly with Albert Einstein’s “Imagination is more important than knowledge,” this Saturday’s … Continue reading

People With Small Vocabularies Also Have Small. . . . Brains. *

I can’t help but wonder if all this brouhaha about dumbing down the vocabulary in classic literature right now has at least part of its origin in the sad fact that many of our parents and teachers can’t understand the … Continue reading

Omens, Witch-burning, and Fools

Mamacita says:  Second day of class, and we’re buried alive in snow, so much so that even the college canceled classes. I don’t believe in omens, but I can’t help thinking, “omen.” I did what I usually do on a … Continue reading

Did you learn anything interesting today?

Mamacita says: This is five years old, but it’s still a good random sample of my day.  Remember, helping students make connections is my “thing,” but it helps when they have something to connect things to.  Sometimes I think a … Continue reading