By Alice Doyel Guest blogger Suicide is the Second Leading Cause of Death From Ages 10 to 24 Years. Students with suicidal thoughts need people whom they can trust to talk to about their feelings and fears. These students should not be made to feel guilty nor weak nor self-blaming. They need a listener … Read more Suicide – How We Can Help Our Students (Part 1 of 2)
By Alice Doyel Guest blogger Less than 80% of Washington state first-time 9th graders are “on track” to pass all credits they attempted in 9th grade. Black, Latinx, Native American, and Pacific Islanders fall below this percent. Students in the following categories also fall below: foster care, homelessness, 504/special education, English language learner, migrant, … Read more Middle School – Pipeline to Prison or Pathway to Brilliance?
By Alice Doyel Guest blogger Benoit Mandelbrot brought us Fractal Geometry. It is the geometry of all forms of nature: mountains and shorelines, weather systems, the plant and animal worlds, inside our bodies, and each of our cells. Mandelbrot says, “I play with pictures, not formulas, and that is what I have done all … Read more The Math Genius Who Could Not Learn His Multiplication Tables