Our BCS Bears did it again! The 2018 SAT Annual Report is out, and our Bears are exceptional! Before we talk about our Bears, let’s look at some averages. The national average for the SAT was 1068, with an ERW (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) score of 536 and a...
In This Place: Where Is God?

In This Place: Where Is God?

  It was a cool August night, and I was laying in my hammock staring up in awe at a canopy of trees and starts. My younger brother and I were on a two-week backpacking trip through New Mexico and Arizona, and tonight we’re staying in the Coconino national forest. I...
Heroes Among Us

Heroes Among Us

Everybody loves heroes and everybody has heroes. The heroes of our imagination wear capes and have powers beyond human ability and can change the course of humanity with their superpowers. The box offices at movie theaters are overrun with super men and wonderful...
The Most Important Lessons

The Most Important Lessons

I often look back on my own path and think about why those of us who teach continue to do what we do year after year. One thing I think we must all have in common is that at some point in our academic career we had a teacher that inspired us or changed us in some way....
Helicopter and Lawnmower Parents

Helicopter and Lawnmower Parents

  Several parents have sent me links to the stories coming out this past week about “Lawnmower Parents”. It seems we have a new entry into our lexicon replacing the well-known “Helicopter Parents”. Apparently the difference between the two is that a “helicopter...