August 30, 2019

Excellence is virtuous. It's habituated, near-perfect effort, blended with the humility of knowing that perfection is always just out of reach.

April 10, 2019

One of the most vital purposes of education is to develop both the ability and the will to exercise good judgment—not to inculcate the avoidance of judgment.

September 26, 2018

I started class like this a few days ago:

"The playroom that used to be our dining room is often a chaotic mess of scattered toys, especially Legos. At some point last week, I told...

April 5, 2018

Teaching at a Jesuit high school—at least in my experience—frequently involves talking about love.

This makes sense, given that, arguably, Christianity is predicated upon the great...

July 23, 2017

Simple and easy are two different things. 

A group of students and I were once tasked with digging very deep holes for sanitarios in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. They ne...

April 12, 2017

Anyone who practices public speaking knows that content is only one component. Body language, pacing, pausing, tone, and movement matter just as much. 

In teaching, where public spe...

February 7, 2017

Note: This post first appeared in the week following Robin Williams' death in 2014. It is republished here because, well, this morning was one of those cold, uninspiring ones for m...

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