Author Archives: Headmistress

Let Them Be Bored

When you read (or hear) a really good story, you find yourself stepping out of your own life and into the life of the story.  You see the story through their eyes, minds, and hearts. You experience it in your own inner life.  Being able to do that is the sort of skill one needs […]

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Real STEM Studies

In an article in The American Biology Teacher, Ann Haley McKenzie wrote: “My son is taking biology this year. He is learning about observation through note taking, lectures, and answering questions at the end of the section review. I am not amused. No anoles are lapping water off the side of the enclosure for him […]

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Folk Songs

Folk songs can become the sound-track of our lives in a really special way.  Mundane, every day moments because enriched, sprinkled with star dust, tinted by rainbows when a child brings a song into the moment. There’s something really special about those. I have forever burned on my mind a beautiful image of two little girls […]

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Collectivist vs individualist cultures

I’ve recommended this course a few times, and I have to recommend it again: Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are Written by: The Great Courses , David Livermore Narrated by: Professor David Livermore Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins Series: The Great Courses: Better Living Lecture Release Date:08-13-13 Publisher: […]

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Time to suck it up, buttercup

Victimhood– regardless of how ‘victimized’ somebody actually is, more often leads to terrorism and genocide.  And we’ve been pandering to, creating, nurturing, and cherishing the politics of victimhood for a very long time. Top Khmer Rouge leader (ie, murderous tyrant) believed he was fighting for social justice.

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