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Changing School Culture

Changing School Culture

This is not directly a story of how your books have affected a class but rather an attempt to use you to impact the future of our school. I teach high school science, biology, chemistry and college level anatomy and physiology.  In an attempt to increase literacy I...
WE TURN OUR SERIAL KILLERS INTO CELEBRITIES

WE TURN OUR SERIAL KILLERS INTO CELEBRITIES

How could someone do that?” a friend of mine asked. “How does someone get so sick?”

He was talking about the sniper who has been systematically killing innocent people in Maryland and Virginia, stalking them in their everyday acts, then shooting them as they put gas in their car or mow their lawns.

“He’s jut picking them off, like target practice,” my friend said. “He kills one, then he goes and kills another! What could possibly make a person that twisted?”

WHAT LIES BEHIND A SHOOTER’S BULLET?

WHAT LIES BEHIND A SHOOTER’S BULLET?

In Cleveland last week, a 14-year-old went on a shooting rampage at his school, wounding two teachers and two students, then turning the gun on himself. Grieving children and parents were left wondering: How on earth can something like this happen?Microsoft’s...
SOMEWHERE, RIGHT NOW, A MIND CHURNS

SOMEWHERE, RIGHT NOW, A MIND CHURNS

Creepy is a young man. He keeps to himself. He wears odd clothes. He favors black. His hair is sometimes funny. His skin is not so good. At school they roll their eyes, or shake their heads, as he passes by.Creepy is not popular, nor is he very well-liked. Some think...
WE USED TO LET PARENTS BE PARENTS

WE USED TO LET PARENTS BE PARENTS

A few years ago, in a small island town called Friday Harbor, Wash., an old woman was knocked to the ground by two young men. They broke her glasses. They stole her purse.That might not get much attention in New York, but in Friday Harbor (population 2,000) it was big...
THE SAD TRUTH: GRIEF BREEDS OPPORTUNISTS

THE SAD TRUTH: GRIEF BREEDS OPPORTUNISTS

Like many of you, I was disturbed by the story of Andrea Yates, the Houston mother who drowned her children, one by one, in her bathtub.My emotions ran the gamut from anger to sympathy. Never did I sense a business opportunity.Someone did. Before those five children...

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