Box Won’t Define Me

You drew it. I saw it. I won’t let it define me. You drew a box. Its boundaries weren’t drawn in sand, in pencil, in marker, in tape. But I knew. I knew the boundaries of that box. I chose not to be inside. You drew poor limits. I chose to remain outside looking in.…

School Testing Data: What Should Be Done

School data is at the forefront of education, often occupying space in key moments of newscasts. Politicians have allowed states to adopt tests to assess the skill levels of students. These tests are frequently adjusted, modified, changed. These changes can sometimes create shifts in student performance year over year. Is school testing data truly valid?…

What I’m Thinking About Today 10-12-17

  This is the first installment of what will be regular posts (at least when I think of something and have time to write it down) of what I’ve been pondering, researching, thinking about, mulling, angered by, and so on. Today’s thoughts are still centered around profiling and our efforts to find peace and harmony…

Online Branding Strategy

  Online Branding Strategy James Pearce  The Pitch:      Leader who believes people can enhance their work experiences through focus and awareness of the minute. I write new concepts connected within current life. I intend to lead by example with a broad brush that refines sharper edges at times and causes people to stop for an…

Inner Civilizations & Reality of Existence

December 4, 2011 When economies struggle and crash, it begins to appear that all people will become equal. All those rich people will lose their money and everyone will be completely equal in spending ability. The equalization of life: the dream of socialists and some populists! It is interesting to think of the stock markets…

What Defines Permanence In Texts?

What Defines Permanence In Texts? Just the other day, a colleague of mine said that if all texts were digitized, they’d be permanent. This made me stop for a moment. Does putting a text, a photo, or anything else in digital form give it permanence and ensure it will be around forever? First, let’s consider…

3 Writing Tips To Make You A Pro

October 14, 2011 3 Writing Tips To Make You A Pro Here are 3 tips to improving your writing. You’ll be a professional in no time! 1.) Plan first, then write — Whether it’s a paper for class or a document for work, plan what you’re going to say and then say it. If you…

Centrifugal Flow In Writing

October 13, 2011 Centrifugal Flow In Writing I spend most of my day working with young people on reading and writing. As a benefit, I get to see how people think about writing. As a consequence, I see how poorly some people write. I also see how they tend to make writing much tougher than…