Monthly Archives: March 2016

You Are Going to Die

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One of the most common questions students will ask me, when they find out I was in Iraq, is, are you any different? Are you crazy now? Well, I was crazy before I signed up. I am different, though it … Continue reading

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5,000 Hours is Too Long for High School

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You’ll spend five thousand hours in a High School building by the time you’re done. I can’t think of a single reason why that might be justified. For a comparison, to hunt in New York you need to take a … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Grades is to Bribe and Threaten

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  Here’s your homework assignment. Ask a dozen teachers, what is the purpose behind grading students? I don’t know for sure what they’ll tell you, but whatever they say it will likely fall into one of three categories. The first … Continue reading

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Don’t Delay Instant Gratification!

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One mark of maturity is the ability to delay instant gratification. A mature person waits until they lose those extra 20 pounds before eating their birthday cake; they wait until their credit cards are paid off before booking the Tahiti … Continue reading

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