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The time has come….

profile photoOkay … ouch … I give, I give. For years people have been nagging me to start blogging and instead I have steadfastly maintained my loyalty to the printed page. But now it’s time to face the reality that every print publication I have ever written regularly for has either gone under or switched to an online format. (Besides how many people ever read those magazines anyway?) Thus, with one last loving nudge from my wise young son-in-law, I have concluded that since my words are going to wind up on the Internet anyway, why not just do it myself (with massive amounts of help from David)?

Don’t look for me to start tweeting too – my cell phone will remain JUST A PHONE – but what I do intend is to produce weekly (or thereabouts), meaty (1000 words or so) articles that dig around at the roots of important issues pertaining to education, children, and the world they live in. If I can convince enough of my friends and colleagues who also think deeply about such things to make guest appearances, then I will try to update the blog even more frequently.

So move over you 250,000,000 other bloggers out there and make room for Education: Reform or Remodel? Hopefully it will provide a perspective that is largely missing today, and hopefully readers will find it worth their while to spend a little extra time reading posts that are a bit longer than in most blogs I know.

In any case, I am excited at the prospect of an open-ended forum in which I can share some of the things I have learned from almost 40 years of teaching and parenting (and coming very soon, grandparenting!), and from my ongoing study of educational history, philosophy, and theory, as well as the biological and psychological processes that enable children to learn and develop.

Please don’t hesitate to join in! I look forward to hearing your thoughts, experiences, and insights; and I promise to do my best to respond to them.





4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Hi Chris,
    Nice blog–we’re on the same digital screen, I think.
    I recommend that we swap links/logos– I could feature your blog link on our small schools website.

    Check it you at if you like and let me know. I also have a weekly blog and monthly blogging for ASCD.

    Thanks for you good writing. You can contact me at if you’re interested.

    October 20, 2013
  2. Sharon Caldwell #

    Great to see you blogging Chris. I will definitely be reading and commenting.

    October 25, 2013
  3. Hi, Chris!

    Nice to see yo up and online! I’m just dropping by to give you lots of love from Poland, hoping to find some time to read the entry during the weekend. Good luck blogging!

    Andrzej (and Aleksandra and Iggy)

    PS. Yeah, I know, we are such a***les not to have sent a word to you since our visit to the US. It’s just that the process of opening our school is taxing beyond our every expectation.

    October 25, 2013
  4. Farah #

    Hi Chris,
    I am happy to find you blogging and looking forward to reading all the stuff you post.

    Looks like we will be saying goodbye finally to the Summer here in Pakistan, in a week or so. I believe its quite cold already in your part of the world….

    I can tell that you are a very proud Grandfather!

    All best.


    October 28, 2013

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