The value of our college degrees is decreasing. More often than not, employers are seeking individuals with M.S. or even PhD degrees to fill their open positions. Does a measly bachelor’s degree or servant-level associate’s degree hold any value at all in today’s education-driven world? Does your degree matter, period? What does school teach us? As I… Continue reading School: Is It Worth It?
When I was in school, I was on a mission and one mission alone: To get straight A’s. I didn’t care how I got that A, I just wanted a big, fat shiny A. Also, I preferred “easy A’s” because I didn’t want to work too hard, because I struggled with test anxiety and any strenuous efforts… Continue reading Easy Teachers — AKA Education Thieves
If it can’t be fixed, then why criticize it? Anyone who knows me knows I can be a tough critic. People usually love or hate me for it. In college and at work, many ask me to edit their writing because they know I’m going to criticize it to death. Others won’t even let me… Continue reading Why I don’t like giving bad book reviews
It wasn’t too long ago I was just a kid. I was that kid who didn’t want to break the rules because I might get in trouble. My worst fear was getting sent to the principal’s office. So, I rarely questioned authority. I relied on adults to have the answers to everything, and I really didn’t question… Continue reading My Opinion on Opinions
It’s hard to hate a Jodi Picoult character. I’ve read a number of her books now, and I can’t recall once hating a character she’s written, even in a book as controversial as this one. One of Jodi Picoult’s prime talents is the ability to present controversial issues without upsetting her readers. She always grasps all sides… Continue reading Sing You Home || Book Review
It’s well established that memories are elastic before they’re encoded by the amygdala, but my research proves that each time the memory is recalled, it returns to that mutable state. That suggests memory loss scan indeed happen after memory retrieval. If there’s a pharmacological roadblock that disrupts protein synthesis in the amygdala . . .… Continue reading Erasing Memories? – Leaving Time Book Review
I’m a sucker for books that provoke thought and evoke strong emotions. That’s probably the reason I enjoyed this book as much as I did. I intentionally sought out this book after Grey’s Anatomy revealed April and Jackson’s baby had OI, and I saw tweet exchanges between Sarah Drew and Jodi Picoult. I’ve been a huge fan… Continue reading Handle with Care – Book Review
I’m not a teacher, and I’ll probably never be one. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being a TK (“Teacher’s Kid”), it’s I have no desire to be an educator of any kind. I’ve witnessed the struggles my mother has gone through as a teacher, and because of that, I don’t have the urge to… Continue reading If I were a teacher…