When I was 15, my pastor challenged me to pray for 15 minutes a day for three weeks: 5 minutes for myself, 5 minutes for the youth group and 5 minutes for the church. I went into a room, shut the door, closed my eyes and prayed for everything (and everyone) I could think of. After what felt like an eternity I peeked at the clock. I had prayed one minute. … Continue reading
My students and I have been talking about cheating and academic dishonesty over the last couple weeks. The more we discuss it, the bigger and more complex the problem seems. It’s a self-perpetuating cycle that seems to allow no escape. Plus, cheating in the classroom is intertwined with corruption, manipulation and lying that happens everywhere else. Children who learn to “work the system” become adults … Continue reading Little me, big problems. Is there hope?