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How to succeed in class even if your science teachers fail

By Robin McCraw

The last time I had instruction in either science or social studies was over twenty years ago, but I still have memories of a few specific assignments.  The most vivid memory I have of a difficult science assignment occurred in seventh grade.

My family was new to Faribault, a thriving small town in central Minnesota. I was shy and uncomfortable in my new school.  It had become painfully obvious that I would no longer be considered the most academically advanced student in 7th grade as I had been  in the poor, rural South Carolina school I attended during 6th grade.  Continue reading

Some of these people will not die of old age

As my high school graduation approached, I looked around at my classmates during a school assembly. I then turned to my best friend and observed, “You know, some of these people will not die of old age.”

It wasn’t some mystic revelation or prophecy. I wasn’t privy to secret information, just an understanding that things happen. Even to young people. Even people I knew.

It didn’t take long for the “prophecy” to be fulfilled. Continue reading