Monthly Archives: March 2011

MY CALENDAR COLORING BOOK: MARCH IS SPRING GREEN

March signals the beginning of spring. The snows begin to recede revealing bright green patches of grass and tender shoots of crocus and daffodils pushing through the newly thawed soil. The air is brisk with a hint of warmth from … Continue reading

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I STIRRED UP A HORNET’S NEST

My last blog, Teachers Get No Respect, created a big response. It seems all you have to do is mention “teachers” and “Senate Bill 5” in the same breath and people automatically bristle. There are strong feelings both for and … Continue reading

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The Columbus Dispatch – News

The Columbus Dispatch – News. Finally, a politician who sees the light. He actually seems to understand what teachers have been saying about the problems with standardized testing.

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TEACHERS GET NO RESPECT

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield popularized the phrase, “I get no respect.” If I didn’t know differently, I would think he was a teacher. Teachers are, perhaps, the most overworked and underappreciated portion of the American public. Teachers’ salaries and benefits have … Continue reading

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GOOD GRIEF, WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?

I recently received a flyer in the mail for the upcoming summer season at an outdoor amphitheater. After looking over descriptions of the acts, I noticed on the last page subscription information and, at the bottom of the page, a … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE LINCOLN LAWYER MADE ME CAR SICK

The Lincoln Lawyer has all the elements of a successful movie—a handsome and sexy leading man, an interesting plot, several quirky characters, enough suspense to keep your attention, and a few sexy scenes thrown in for spice. It is too … Continue reading

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WHO WAS ST. PATRICK?

Green shamrocks, leprechauns in green suits, green top hats, green beer, and wearing of the green can mean only one thing— it is time for St. Patrick’s Day. All of these images are associated with St. Patrick’s Day but, curiously, … Continue reading

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