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Fragments from Floyd

Kids, Classrooms and Creativity: It IS Possible

Image by fred1st via Flickr It isn’t easy in these days of SOLs to stimulate the creative energies of school children. But it does happen. This essay, broadcast at WVTF in April 2010, describes three opportunities I had in 2009 to see school kids encouraged and supported by their teachers to operate outside rote learning … Read more

Science is True, Even for non-Believers

Image by fred1st via Flickr In the mid 80s, humanity learned a shocking fact that certain chemicals (freons) present in our air conditioning coolants, added as a propellent in household sprays, and produced by certain industrial processes had over the decades resulted in a massive and growing hole in the protective layer of atmospheric ozone, … Read more