Category Archives: teaching

The Way We Learn

Recently, a group of us Fluty-type people were having a conversation about how we memorize music, and someone posted the question:” do you look away when you memorize music, and where do you look?”, which prompted someone to introduce the … Continue reading

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I don’t know what to think

This topic came up over at that “other” blog and I dug a little deeper and came up with this. Over “there” it was really a discussion of kids not being able to their own shoes and some of the … Continue reading

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Are History Lessons Being Neglected?

Is history important to you? I’ve always loved history. Mostly American history but I really do love all history. So when I read this, it made me feel bad. Who decides what gets taken out of our classroom curriculum’s? Remember when … Continue reading

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You’re Fired?

In the town west of me, there is a controversy that’s been going on for quite a while.  They have a football team at the high school that has a pretty gruesome record. One of their games in a recent … Continue reading

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How early is too early to earn part of your own keep?

I know we’ve talked about this before but it was a long time ago and other than SKL, most of the others who come here, didn’t then. So, one more time. What brought this up was I was chatting this … Continue reading

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Pet Peeve #3289: Pronoun Trouble

Yep, another Pet Peeve Post. I have a lot of ’em. Bring them out when I have nothing else to say. Which is why you don’t see them very often. So here’s my Peeve: Adults who talk in the third … Continue reading

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Why can’t we spell it correctly?

Josh is in first grade now, and starting to read chapter books.  He’s a massive fan of the Magic Treehouse Books, and I am too. I love that the whole point of them is to encourage reading, imagination and adventure. … Continue reading

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Can we blog about whatever we want to?

When I was reading through the news when I got up this morning, this is an article I saw and it really left me wondering. I keep thinking “well, on the other hand” and “if it were my child” or “it’s … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huck Finn’s now politically correct!

Okay all. I know we normally don’t post on Friday’s but since this is such big news, I wanted to see if anyone wanted to talk about it. I got this from here. “A new edition of “The Adventures of … Continue reading

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