Friday, July 12, 2013

Well Hello!

Enjoy your time here, and remember: Taking Life Seriously is the First Step to Unhappiness.
NOTE TO TEACHERS (and any others associated with the educational profession, even administrators):  Of all the articles on this blog, An Innovative Boarding School Model gets by far the most hits. I am not sure why, but I suspect that some folks wind up here because the article has somehow infiltrated their Google search on Serious Educational Matters and they arrive expecting the usual sort of gibberish that overworked teachers are often forced to read instead of doing something worthwhile, like studying their subject or making lesson plans. For such lost souls, let me emphasize that the essays on education to be found here are humorous and satirical. (Actually, everything I write on education is also deadly serious, in its way; but at any rate, if you came here expecting a Scholarly Treatment of Best Practice or the latest Cutting-Edge Advances in Pedagogy, I apologize. But I do hope you'll read the essays anyway.)
PS - If you by chance need guidance on the current shibboleth, 21st CENTURY SKILLS, here is what you need to know: the most important 21st Century Skills are exactly the same as the most important 5th Century B.C. skills: thinking clearly, writing well, speaking well, and reading well.

Got it?