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I hate the word ‘hate’

Kids always say “I hate green beans!” or “I hate the color purple!” When I hear them say that, I ask “are you afraid green beans or purple will annihilate you so you think you need to annihilate them?” When we use the word ‘hate’ casually, we are integrating it into...

Shoelaces ??? Really ???

Children around the world are asked to develop this “all important” skill – learn to tie your show laces! Why ? Isn’t Velcro perfectly sufficient to secure a show to a foot in 3 seconds flat without wasting hours upon hours on learning to effectively tie laces, all...

Can we illuminate dark-age idioms ?

Why are we still killing two birds with one stone, or beating a dead horse ? Can’t we dance at two weddings, have our cake and eat it too, or make everlasting ripples instead ? Language creates cognition, and we must choose our words more carefully so we can...

More questionable expressions 

Is it true that great minds think alike ? I would think that great minds think differently. You only live once. Well, not according to Buddhists. More money – more problems. Does it really have to be that way ? Maybe the wealthy simply need to make better choices so...

ENOUGH WITH PLASTIC !!!

Can we live without plastic ? I am not sure. Can our children and grandchildren live WITH plastic ? I am not sure either. In both cases I doubt it. Can we find a balance ? We can and we must ! Too many pieces of plastic end up in the trash. What is up with that ?

Why are students losing recess, gym, and art ?

Recess is essential for taking a break, but also for building physical, and relational skills that are critical for kids to grow up into health people. The circumstantial complexities that occur in play equip kids with vital skills like taking turns, negotiation,...

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