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The Back-to-School Special!!

August 2, 2017

Since it’s now the beginning of August, my daughters are starting to realize it’s almost time to go back to school. They could ignore the back-to-school advertising in July, but they can’t ignore it anymore. Now my daughters are grumbling that they only have three more weeks of vacation left.

Only three weeks of vacation?

When they’re older and out of school and have careers (hopefully), three weeks of vacation will seem glorious… if they ever get three weeks of vacation.

Dysfunctional Literacy

To some, there's nothing special about going back to school, not even a back-to-school special (image via wikimedia) To some, there’s nothing special about going back to school, not even a Back-to-School Special. (image via wikimedia)

Nobody likes going back to school.  Students don’t like it.  Teachers don’t like going back to school either, and teachers are the ones who are paid to be there.  Parents might be glad that school is starting up again, but they don’t have to go every day, so their opinions don’t count.

Even though school can be unpleasant, there are ways to make it easier for everybody involved.

For students, school is a great place to learn diplomacy.  A clever student quickly learns what to say and what NOT to say in certain situations with authority figures.

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ADVISE TO STUDENTS: When you ask for permission to use the restroom, don't carry a book with you. ADVICE TO STUDENTS: When you ask for permission to use the restroom, don’t carry a book with you.

My daughter told me this week that…

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2 Comments
  1. It’s funny because when I was in school 3 weeks vacation didn’t seem like a lot. Now 3 weeks vacation seems like a dream to me.

  2. School is a hard time for slow learners. There often suffer and are discriminated. Here a german poem about a dunce, called Christian. It is a quite sad text from the poet Ilona Lay: https://literaturplanetonline.com/2015/10/03/christian/

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