Who turned the light off?

Where is the turn in a child's education that causes the light to dim? Is it developmental? A response to irrelevant teaching? Or something altogether cultural?  It happened in my life. I was always a curious child, asking why to no end, reading encyclopedias at home for fun, writing ideas for books, and devouring logic problems and … Continue reading Who turned the light off?

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Igniting the Passion to Learn

  Update 6 years later: The following post was given to my sixth grade students as their assignment and as a mentor text. Student blogging was new at the time. This is one of the defining moments of my teaching career for multiple reasons. I will never forget the student who never turned anything in … Continue reading Igniting the Passion to Learn