• May 19, 2022

Tags : tim holt

Op-Ed: Democrats need to fight fire with fire

Dear Democrats,  I know that you are worried about the upcoming midterm elections. Heck, you hold the slimmest of margins in both the House and Senate, and those pesky horse-dewormer eaters are probably gonna try to gerrymander their districts so much before 2022 that even Jesus himself would be living in Republican district. But I […]Read More

Op-Ed: Barbara Carrasco’s Fever Dream OPED

While trying to understand Barbara Carrasco’s recent fever dream word salad OPED: “Decisions And Dangers Lurk For Covid Generation Of Children” (Aug 6)  I was struck by the randomness of her accusations, which read like Q-Anon conspiracy thread had mated with the One America News Network and had Tucker Carlson’s love child. I THINK I […]Read More

Op-Ed: Sunday Quiz – What do these 100 things all

What do these 100 things all have in common? Critical Race Theory Black Lives Matters ANTIFA Rock Music Sharia Law Violent Video Games Transgender People Gay Marriage 1619 Project Benghazi Covid Vaccines Nationalism Culturalism AIDS Welfare babies Pizza Gate United Nations Area 51 Barack Obama Ukraine Jews Death Panels Health Care for All Food Stamps […]Read More

Op-Ed: What is Important?

A few years back, graphing calculators were introduced almost universally to math classes across the US in secondary grades. “Well, teachers, said back then to their students, “Don’t get too attached, You won’t have a calculator with you everywhere you go.” Lo and behold, now, with smartphones ubiquitous, everyone pretty much has a calculator with […]Read More

Op-Ed: How Dual Credit Courses could save millions of dollars

A big trend in high school public education is the “Dual Credit” course. This type of course provides students a parallel avenue to take college courses while at the same time getting high school credit. For instance, a student might take a “Dual Credit” Chemistry course where the course is taught both at a Community […]Read More

Op-Ed: Does Teacher Ego prevent the adoption of Ed Tech?

My friend Kevin Honeycutt used to tell a story of a professor of American Literature who was droning on about a particular short story in his class and became increasingly frustrated with a student in the back row who was paying more attention to his laptop than to his lecture. Finally, attempting to get the […]Read More

Op-Ed: Teacher Evaluations as a movie Review

What if teacher evaluations were written as Movie Reviews? Here is my ode to Roger Ebert, Education Evaluator… Corina Tipton – High School Biology 2019 ★★★ ½ Ninth Grade  – Release Date: 6-5-2019 I once had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Corina Tipton at NSTA several years before she became the Worchester High School […]Read More

Op-Ed: If Your Child Is Not Using Technology In School

Over the years, I have had my fair share of conversations with teachers and administrators that don’t want to incorporate technology into their lessons. They typically have excuses for ignoring edtech ranging from not having “enough time” to “it is a fad” to “the kids know more than I do.” Pretty much every excuse is […]Read More