Since November, I have been largely absent from this blog. It was not that I didn’t have thoughts and ideas I wanted to share. Instead, it was because I was involved in an exhaustive national search for my next adventure, a position that I would move to for the 2012-13 academic year. After 19 great years at my current school, it was time to move to the next challenge. In the end, I accepted a position at the Quest Academy, a local position where I will not have to move. Quest is a pre-k to 8th grade school with a […]

Learning to Play the Game

My youngest is in the midst of final exam week. This year, instead of doing the exams by department, the exam schedule was created by period. Obviously, this means that for classes with multiple sections, the exam may occur over more than one day. Her exam was on the second day of exams. The section some of her friends are in was on the first. On this exam, students had to prepare for  twelve essay questions. My youngest, in conversation at the conclusion of the first day’s exams, found out that that the essay questions were being given in sequential […]