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Mars and Male Anatomy

Usually my daughter eats a hot lunch at school, but today I had to pack a sack lunch for her to take on a field trip. Her class is going to hear a talk at the Kauffman Center sponsored by National Geographic. The speaker is Kobie Boykins, a NASA engineer working with the Mars missions. … Continue reading

What Thousands of Magical Girls Have to Say About Middle School

This evening, my daughter told me one of my blog posts — Magical Girls: Why I Am No Longer The Parent Of A Public School Student — had gone viral on Tumbler. Although I wrote this piece early last fall, one of the magical girls discovered it just three days ago and has spread the … Continue reading

Labor Day Reflections: Put Those Kids Back to Work!

I always find it interesting how many teachers gleefully agree that maybe it would be a good idea if we send middle school students out to work and not let them come back to school until they’re ready to learn. This idea is on my mind, because it’s the day after Labor Day and the … Continue reading

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