My PTA Talk

My PTA Talk

HK called. He’s a middle school principal. “Ed, I need a favor. The speaker for our parent-teacher meeting had to cancel. Can you come over next Tuesday and speak to them for about twenty minutes?” “On what?” I asked. “Oh, why don’t you say a few words about raising children to be people of good…Read More >>

Back To school: It is what’s up front that counts!

Back To school: It is what’s up front that counts!

School started this week.  Excitement reigns (or maybe not). Schools and classrooms are a beehive of activity.  Books are distributed.  Bulletin boards decorated.  Rules posted.  Phones are ringing.  Texting and tweeting are rampant.  Tears and laughter shared.  Teachers worry about the kids they have been assigned.  Parents and kids have the same worry but in…Read More >>

Bad News (for) Boys

Bad News (for) Boys

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.– Bruce Lee In March I wrote a blog titled “Non-fiction Reading and Character.” Seeking a topic for this month’s blog, I was struck by the reports about the San Diego Comic-Con International (showcasing comic books and science fiction/fantasy books among other pop culture genres), amused by attendees’…Read More >>