Barbara Ehrenreich’s “Natural Causes” and the Education of Teens

How do we equip our students to grapple with the great questions? At my school, I notice two, maybe three, parallel but different tracks of daily conversation connecting students to the philosophic plane: there appears to be consensus around a therapeutic notion of an independent "self" seeking mind/body wellness as well as a public identity... Continue Reading →

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How Can I, a Single Teacher in a Single School, Counter Global Trends in Student Culture?

We see it in the USA. I read about it happening abroad. Something is happening at our schools, among our students. What is "it?" It's difficult to figure out what is a symptom, what is a cause, and what is a problem--or which problems are at the core. The fraying of academic communities; an opening... Continue Reading →