Childhood 2.0

Parents and grandparents… think back. Think back to your childhood. What are your memories about how you spent your time when not at school? I grew up in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio in the 70s and 80s. I walked to my elementary school, took a bus to middle school, and then again, walked to high school. My mom was a stay at home mom until I got to middle...
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Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash   “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” – John Steinbeck(as quoted in his biography by Jay Parini) The impact of COVID-19 on our world will likely be one of the most significant global events of the 21st century. Much of the impact will not be known for years to...
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Like many, in early March, when Roycemore and thousands of schools all across America were forced to operate school remotely, I held the belief that we would soon be back to school on campus and back to “normal.”  Over time, as we gained a greater understanding of COVID-19, how contagious it is, and how the virus spreads, that belief began to shatter and hope for a quick return to normalcy...
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Photo Credit: Barbara A Lane from Pixabay On October 26, 1929, an interview with Albert Einstein was published in the Saturday Evening Post, entitled, “What Life Means to Einstein.” In the interview, George Silveste Viereck spoke with Einstein on a wide range of topics. The article was published in the midst of a four day stock market crash that preceded the Great Depression. The article references the sense of instability...
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Why the Eagle (Hour) isn’t Flying

I recently participated in a virtual meetup with educators from around the nation. In the chat, several of us were sharing what our school situations currently look like. It went something like this: Teacher 1: We are fully remote but a lot of our kids don’t have internet access. It’s awful. Teacher 2: We are in person but also supporting several students who are learning from home. It’s awful. Teacher...
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An Epic Journey for the Soul

Roycemore is a school that is filled with students from many different races, ethnic groups and religious backgrounds. Some of our students and their families are about to begin their commemoration of the Jewish High Holidays, beginning with Rosh Hashanah, known as the Jewish New Year this Friday at sundown. While I am not of the Jewish faith, I appreciate that a focus of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur includes...
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