Category Archives: Pauline’s Soap Box

The Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: February 2017

How do we teach young people the rigorous critical thinking and research skills to distinguish news from propaganda? How do we ensure the next generation is one which communicates civically, values honesty, and recognizes reality? First, we have to have … Continue reading

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TED Talk from Sharon Brous: It’s time to reclaim and reinvent religion

Sharon Brous powerful TED Talk is a great part of the global conversation that needs to happen to heal the brokenness in our world. It fits perfectly with my message of optimistic realism. You can watch her video and/or read … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Letter to Millennials

As a college writing teacher, I have the pleasure of helping¬†my students discover their writing voice and their passions in life. Every once and a while I will read an essay that I need to post on my blog because … Continue reading

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The Problem with Choice

I know too many people who are not educators (and some who are) that are in favor of the choice movement in education. The biggest reason people want choice is to improve the education for their own children and then … Continue reading

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The Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: November 2016

How do you as teachers support children who are confused or frightened by events going on in their world? As a parent, I had to calm my son down before he went to bed Tuesday night and when he woke … Continue reading

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Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: August 2016

How do you help students accept and work well with people of different beliefs, cultures, languages, socio-economic statuses, education backgrounds, and learning styles?¬† Acceptance and respect are best taught through example. As a teacher, I set the mood, tone, and … Continue reading

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Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: July 2016

What are the important skills, behaviors, and attitudes that students need to become contributing global citizens? These skills, behaviors, and attitudes are so important that I wrote a book about them. My book goes into detail about the specific skills … Continue reading

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