Grateful for the Opportunity to Teach and to Learn—November, 2019

As Thanksgiving approaches, it seems appropriate to consider our blessings and the many reasons we have to be grateful. One of things I am most grateful for is the opportunity I have enjoyed of being involved with young people for most of my life. Regardless… Continue Reading Grateful for the Opportunity to Teach and to Learn—November, 2019

Being Successful in Life and Being Successful in School—September, 2019

The 30,000-foot view of the purpose of education is to help people be “successful.” Success is one of those words that we all use without specifically defining its meaning. For simplicity’s sake and for the sake of this article, I am defining success as the… Continue Reading Being Successful in Life and Being Successful in School—September, 2019

Harbor Career and Technology Center—April, 2019

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South Bend & Raymond School Districts, Port of Willapa Harbor, Collaborating on  Career & Technical Education Partnership At their regular March school board meetings, South Bend School District and Raymond School District approved the implementation of a joint CTE (Career & Technical Education) partnership between… Continue Reading Harbor Career and Technology Center—April, 2019

Kids and Stress—February, 2019

Kids and Stress A recent WebMD survey found that 72% of children have negative behaviors that are linked to stress. 62% have physical symptoms that indicate stress (headaches, stomachaches, etc.). Additionally, one indicator of extreme stress, suicide, has been going up the past few years.… Continue Reading Kids and Stress—February, 2019

Civics and Civility in Our Time—January, 2019

All societies, whether they are towns, cities or nations, must have a foundation of agreed-upon norms if they wish to function. Often, these customs are informal. As an interesting experiment, the next time you get on an elevator, try turning to face the others on… Continue Reading Civics and Civility in Our Time—January, 2019

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