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Ramping up . . . Again

May 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s spring. I read the paper this morning for the first time on my 3-season porch. Which means I’m thinking about fall. Which means I’m thinking about the class of 2021. Which [...]

What if it’s fear?

November 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

The student goes home and the backpack is left unzipped. Video games, Netflix, cell phones, and cable TV medicate and empower the student after a day of high school. Maybe after a day of failure. The [...]

Demonstrating the Obvious

June 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Here are the facts. They are obvious facts as most could guess these realities without the data, but I have the data. It is also interesting that I have never seen these school realities in black and [...]

A Tale of Two Realities of School

June 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Every successful student knows the feeling. To enter the arena of competition between content and student, the engaged learner prepares for it. The night before class the student completes the [...]

The Novakian Notebook

May 25, 2016 // 1 Comment

The name is mine. That’s about it. Everything else is simple, straight-forward organizational skills with a little twist. Equipment Needed: One 2-inch, three-ringed ┬ábinder One two-pocket [...]