When I was a boy several centuries back, the historic words “Old Soldiers Never Die, They Just Fade Away” flowed out of my family’s sole radio. Over the years, I have uncovered many meanings in General MacArthur’s retirement speech. Today, whenever I engage in discussion about the Common Core Standards, I end up thinking about what he said. I sometimes make an adjustment as in “Old English Teachers Never Fade Away.” As a retired English Teacher now editing and writing, my communications career has not yet faded. “Once an English teacher, always…….” even as I am asked to.. ..Read More….
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Sometimes the steady drumbeat of STEM drowns out the complimentary need for effective communications skills.