A smile never increases in price or decreases in value.
Today’s post, Our Education System – Part II, is over at Barbara McDowell’s site. Barbara was kind enough to agree to swapping posts with me and is running mine today. Hop on over there and check it out. Then check out her website and some of her other posts after you finish.
David N. Walker is a Christian father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years as a health insurance agent. Most of that career was spent in Texas, but for a few years he traveled many other states. He started writing about 20 years ago, and has six unpublished novels to use as primers on how NOT to write fiction. Since his retirement from insurance a few years ago, he has devoted his time to helping Kristen Lamb start Warrior Writers’ Boot Camp and trying to learn to write a successful novel himself.
I agree with all you said, Karlene. Just couldn’t address it all in one blog. Maybe I’ll write more, using some of your ideas.
Hi David, I couldn’t find a comment button on Barbara’s blog so here it goes. One of the greatest problems is the content of what we’re teaching. Kids are on drugs and having problems because life is fast, hard, and nobody left to teach them morals and values, or decision making in the new world. They live with immediate gratification of computers, and technology. Needing more. Needing it now. Needing money to be someone. Teachers are dealing with kids who have different needs in education these days. The curriculum needs to be revamped. The administrators need to be leaders. Teachers need to be enthused about teaching to give that enthusiasm about learning. It starts at the top in leadership. Thanks for an interesting post!! And for Barbara for hosting you.