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Dr. Kenneth Varner, Author at The Brewton Standard

Dr. Varner currently serves as Superintendent of Brewton City Schools.

Columnists

The True Meaning of Christmas

As we prepare for the upcoming Christmas holidays, take a moment to consider what Christmas is about.  Christmas season typically begins with Black Friday, when ... Read more

by Kenneth Varner, Wednesday, December 20, 2017 11:01 am

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Persistence goes a long way

“Nothing in the world will take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than the unsuccessful person with talent. Genius will ... Read more

by Kenneth Varner, Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:00 am

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Time to sharpen your axe

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”  President Lincoln ... Read more

by Kenneth Varner, Wednesday, February 1, 2017 6:00 am

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The tiniest act makes a difference

The Butterfly Effect is an expression used to describe how small actions can affect large, seemingly unrelated systems through a complex series of events, each ... Read more

by Kenneth Varner, Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:00 am

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Value people, praise effort, reward performance

For generations, educators in the United States have been seeking ways to increase student test scores.  One popular theory suggests that the best way to ... Read more

by Kenneth Varner, Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:00 am

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Talent plus effort equals success

Have your heard anyone say that an individual is a natural teacher or has a natural gift for teaching? Although meant as a compliment, it ... Read more

by Kenneth Varner, Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:00 pm

Columnists

We have the ability

Have you ever stopped to consider why your windshield is so big and your rearview mirror is so small?  The answer is obvious: What’s in ... Read more

by Kenneth Varner, Thursday, June 23, 2016 9:24 am

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Teaching goes beyond standardized tests

There are many Spring traditions that have become part of the cultural fabric of our schools. Spring trips, music performances, graduation, scholarship ceremonies, baccalaureates, and ... Read more

by Kenneth Varner, Wednesday, April 27, 2016 5:00 am

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Success starts from within

George Patton, in his 1944 speech to the 3rd Army, declared “America loves a winner, and will not tolerate a loser. . . Americans play ... Read more

by Kenneth Varner, Wednesday, March 2, 2016 9:12 am

Editorials

Figuring out our New Year’s resolutions

The beginning of a new year is the time when people often make resolutions.  These resolutions are essentially a commitment to do something better than ... Read more

by Kenneth Varner, Wednesday, December 30, 2015 5:30 am

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