100 percent graduation rate A local movement is underway to ensure the area has a 100 percent high school graduation rate. Here's some tips on how you can help us achieve that goal: 1. It's important that we believe that the young people around us can graduate from high school and we need to convey this belief to them again, and again and again. 2. K-12 teachers need to tell kids often that their No. 1 goal in school is to graduate from high school.
100 percent graduation rate A local movement is underway to ensure the area has a 100 percent high school graduation rate. Here's some tips on how you can help us achieve that goal: 1. Dig out your high school diploma to show your kids or grandkids and say a few things about it. If you are a teacher, hang your diploma on the wall. 2. If you are a teacher, ask yourself "What did I do to help my kids graduate today?"
100 percent graduation rate A local movement is underway to ensure the area has a 100 percent high school graduation rate. Here's some tips on how you can help us achieve that goal: 1. Remind your kids and grandkids how important it is to be a good and respectful student. Tell them about the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. 2. Remind young people to be on time for school. Being late for school shows a disrespect for others.
Have you been watching the Olympics? Don't you wonder how much those gold medals are worth? Are they solid gold or only part gold or are they just gold colored? In my many years of antique collecting I purposely haven't looked for gold. I considered it out of my spending range. Jewelry (49 percent of all gold is used for jewelry) was not of interest to me and I wasn't too interested in collecting coins. I have had a few gold coins and some very nice gold jewelry. I tried not to be like Rumpelstiltskin who was mesmerized by his gold.
Let's hark back to the glorious days of yesteryear when we were children in elementary school. As kids, we looked forward to Halloween and Christmas, Easter but Valentine's Day was something just a bit better. It was the one big day when each of us would be recognized by each of our peers as being special. Remember when our teachers reminded us, more than once, that it was important to give a valentine to each of our classmates so no one would be left out?
The month of February is like the Vikings not playing on their home field for the Super Bowl. February is like finding a half dozen deer ticks stuck on you. February is like going to Phoenix and encountering a blizzard. How do we endure February? We have to look on the lighter side of things. The frozen muskrat
We can better understand what our kids do and don't do when we can understand their brains. Now that I have a granddaughter, knowing about how our brain works has become important to me again. (I taught a graduate class about the brain for many years.)
Kathy, my wife, said this was a very boring column, but what does she know? She is from Detroit Lions country. You have to have purple blood to enjoy this column, which, true Minnesotans do. Who's going to win the Vikings/Eagles game? The Vikings, of course. One thing for sure, it will be a close game, right down to the last minute. Oh, no, not again! Just in case we get too far ahead, you might want to entertain your friends with some amazing facts. Did you know:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was jailed 29 times. He was charged with everything from speeding to acts of civil disobedience. In spite of all of these setbacks, King became one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history. What can we learn from his success?
Did you ever receive an "F" in a class—K-12 or college? I failed a physiology class in college many years ago. At first, I was disappointed in myself for failing, but after years of teaching I believe the professor just didn't know how to teach. So if a professor doesn't know how to teach and the student doesn't do well, whose fault is it?