Humanity will survive information deluge

There are instances when, in the interests of the majority, some censorship may be used for a period of time. Indeed, there is material which virtually everyone would agree should be kept out. Sadistic pornography, incitement to violence against racial or ethnic minorities are just two examples. | But we cannot strive for an information society without allowing the free flow of information which is a pre-requisite. We just have…

Five Reasons to Stop Saying 'Good Job!'

“Good job!” doesn’t reassure children; ultimately, it makes them feel less secure. It may even create a vicious circle such that the more we slather on the praise, the more kids seem to need it, so we praise them some more. Sadly, some of these kids will grow into adults who continue to need someone else to pat them on the head and tell them whether what they did was…

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Stacks and Stacks of Papers to Grade

Oh the snow outside’s delightful. My stacks of papers to mark are frightful. For the students who want to know: Days to go, days to go, days to go…Stacks and Stacks of Papers to GradeJerz’s Literacy Weblog) Dear Students, The last week of classes is always an emotional time for me. I love you all, and miss you already. I hope you are enjoying the snow. Above is a picture…