Kids Corner: Quote of the Week (Jan 16)

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. – Mark Twain   So many students that I speak with find it difficult to imagine a world in which people tell the truth. But what is truth and how do we know when we encounter it? Does always doing right include always… [Continue Reading]

Kids Corner: Quote of the Week (Jan 9)

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Not to assume it is impossible because you find it hard. But to recognize that if it’s humanly possible, you can do it too. – Marcus Aurelius Think about all the times you felt that something was difficult. What did you do next? Consider the wisdom of Marcus Aurelius and discuss your thoughts on his… [Continue Reading]

Kids Corner: Quote of the Week (Jan 5)


This week’s quote comes from Pulitzer Prize winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Mrs. Brooks, whose father was the son of a runaway slave and civil war soldier, grew up in Chicago where she encountered racial prejudice. Here is the quote.   Art hurts. Art urges voyages – and it is easier to stay at home. – Gwendolyn… [Continue Reading]

Schooling is not Education #7 (Jan 3)

For this edition of Schooling is not Education, we look at something Woodrow Wilson said in a speech he gave before businessmen prior to the First World War: We want one class to have a liberal education. We want another class, a very much larger class of necessity, to forgo the privilege of a liberal… [Continue Reading]