Posts from May 2018

Posts from May 2018

“SHIBBOLETHS”

The 12th chapter of Judges tells us how the men of Ephraim crossed to the east side of Jordan to fight against Jephthah and the men of Gilead.  Jephthah and the Gileadites won. The survivors of Ephraim tried to retreat to their own territory on the west side of the Jordan. But whenever an Ephraimite requested safe passage across the Jordan River, the men of Gilead would…

GROWTH

Some educators talk about child development as ratchet-based.  A ratchet on a windup spring keeps the wheel from turning backward – it can only be turned forward.   So children grow bigger, never smaller. Vocabulary increases, never decreases. Thinking becomes more complex, never more simple.   This “truism” is, of course, not always true.  The child who was enthused…