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Etymology

Word Origins as Comics: For Your Ears Only, Language That's Sweet to Hear

Larry Paros | Posted 12.21.2014 | Books
Larry Paros

Tired of a pedantic approach to word origins? Try this for size. Our goal is to both educate and entertain. There's no better place to begin than with...

Word Origins As Comics: Something You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Larry Paros | Posted 12.20.2014 | Books
Larry Paros

Tired of a pedantic approach to word origins? Try this for size. Our goal is to both educate and entertain. There's no better place to begin than with the language we use. So let's start there.

Healthy Living Comics: Today, Your Introduction to Surgery and Your First Close Shave

Larry Paros | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Paros

The language of health care got you down? Not to worry. Go behind the words. A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down in this tongue-in-cheek ...

Word Origins as Comics: What Conversation, Poetry, and Advertising Share in Common

Larry Paros | Posted 12.18.2014 | Books
Larry Paros

Tired of a pedantic approach to word origins? Try this for size.

Healthy Living Comics: Today, Why Doctors Talk the Way They Do

Larry Paros | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Paros

The language of health care got you down? Not to worry. Go behind the words. A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down in this tongue-in-cheek ...

Word Origins as Comics: Pay Attention to the Tension in Your Life

Larry Paros | Posted 12.16.2014 | Books
Larry Paros

Tired of a pedantic approach to word origins? Try this for size.

Healthy Living Comics: Today, a Visit to the Doctor

Larry Paros | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Paros

The language of health care got you down? Not to worry. Go behind the words. A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down in my tongue-in-cheek se...

The Graduation Brouhaha -- The Story Behind the Ritual

Larry Paros | Posted 12.11.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

The culmination of the schooling process from educational comics.

Educational Testing for What Purpose? What's Really Material

Larry Paros | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

Our quick review of the testing mania continues.

Testing: Enhanced Interrogation in the Classroom

Larry Paros | Posted 12.07.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

Book Two of fifteen books of educational comics by Larry Paros. The serio-comic perspective on our nation's testing mania continues This is the twel...

The Origins of the Testing Epidemic: Beware It's Catching

Larry Paros | Posted 12.05.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the eleventh column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

The Curse of the Courses: The Story Behind Them

Larry Paros | Posted 12.04.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

Our Educational Comics continue with a quick look at the roots of coursework. This is the tenth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

The Brightest and the Best in Our Schools... Who Are They Really?

Larry Paros | Posted 12.03.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the ninth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

Making the Grade and Failing Marks: How it All Stacks up

Larry Paros | Posted 12.01.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the eighth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

What the Media Is Serving Up for This Thanksgiving

Larry Paros | Posted 11.26.2014 | Books
Larry Paros

This is the seventeenth column from that first book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

Deconstructing American Education: A Visual Journey

Larry Paros | Posted 11.26.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the seventh column from the second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

The Return to Basics in Education. Did We Ever Leave?

Larry Paros | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the sixth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

The Story Behind Discipline in the Classroom

Larry Paros | Posted 11.21.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the fifth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts.

What's Really at the Core of the Core Curriculum

Larry Paros | Posted 11.20.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the fourth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged. What's our genre? Etymology? Satire? Comic Strip? We'd love to know.

So What's Really New in the World of Education?

Larry Paros | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

Book Two of 15 books of educational comics by Larry Paros is now available. This is the third column from that second book. Enjoy!

Educational Reform: Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

Larry Paros | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Larry Paros

What's our genre? Educational Commentary? Satiric Essay? Comic Strip? We'd love to know. You tell us. Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

How Erudite Are You? Take the Test.

Larry Paros | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Larry Paros

This is the second column from that second book. The saga of our heroic efforts to educate the masses continues. Enjoy!

Are Academics Greek to You?

Larry Paros | Posted 11.14.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

Book Two of fifteen books of educational comics by Larry Paros. This is the first column from that second book. Enjoy!

Here's The Real Story Of Where This Expression Comes From

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.11.2014 | Science

"OK" is certainly one of the most common expressions in the English language--and one of the most versatile. After all, it can be used as an adjectiv...

You May Not Be Racist, But These Words You Use Every Day Are

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.17.2014 | Black Voices

Some of your favorite words or phrases might be rooted in bigotry. So if you haven't given much thought to the following sayings, perhaps it's time to...