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Teachers hope families will do a little math, reading and writing with their children this summer. When children master math facts they become so much faster at mental math and doing word problems. Daily summer practice for 10 minutes will help … more
Some days, it’s hard to find good food to feed the Light wolf. Of course, we were all shocked and horrified at what happened at the nightclub in Orlando. So shocked, in fact, that it took less than two hours for somebody in my social media … more
There is a war being fought in our communities by the U.S. Army. For background, Army recruiters are tasked by the U.S. Army Recruiting Command to provide men and women to voluntarily serve our nation, in contrast to a military draft, which ended … more
I was recently watching a movie from a few years back called “Limitless,” starring Bradley Cooper. The basic premise is that an aspiring writer, Cooper, takes a wonder drug which activates . . . OK, let me back up a little. Cooper, the … more
Judy Racine kneels on the rug, the gaggle of second- and third-graders scattered around her. The learning target is printed neatly on the easel board: “I can give kind, helpful and specific feedback.” “What does that mean?” Judy … more
Before Memorial Day, several of my colleagues shared their plans for the long weekend. One was off to the Canyonlands of Utah, another to North Dakota for fishing, and yet another was headed to the Great Sand Dunes National Monument in my old … more
I’ve been watching this year’s election cycle in much the same manner I watch a car wreck: slightly detached, hoping everybody will be OK, but preparing to triage the survivors. And, like a car wreck, with 100 percent certainty that there’s … more
Most of us have been taught that failure is the worst. A very bad thing to be avoided at all costs. The downside of this viewpoint is more stress, less creativity and lower self-esteem. Our entire education system is based upon the “right” … more
I mentioned in last week’s column that many resources require an effort of willpower — first. Mustering the energy to get a project done assumes the will to get the thing done. Devoting money to a purpose requires the will to withhold it from … more
In a divided legislature, every piece of legislation that passes requires bipartisan support. But that doesn’t mean we here in Colorado didn’t get anything done in the recently concluded session of the state legislature—quite the contrary. … more
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