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Boston Marathon bombings and the t-word

I performed an experiment using my 10th graders Tuesday – they are such great test subjects. I wrote on the board “terrorism” and “terror act.” The students were assigned to write down the words and images that first came to […]

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Boston Marathon bombings and the t-word

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I performed an experiment using my 10th graders Tuesday – they are such great test subjects. I wrote on the board “terrorism” and “terror act.” The students were assigned to write down the words and images that first came to […]

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Stop school shootings with education not guns.

Gun lobby needs to go back to school

I came across an article in Education Week about conservative leaders calling for the arming of teachers. As an educator, I found this quite disturbing. “We cannot continue to be

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Student Shooting: ‘Could it happen at my school?’

The end of the school day comes and I see an email from my superintendent sending condolences to those affected by the tragic shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

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Do schools really need to start early? How about Parenting 101 classes instead?

An article I read about a petition by parents to get Montgomery County school to start schools at a later time made me laugh in annoyance. This is folly.

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Chick-fil-A: Which side is the most rational?

The interwebs are abuzz with the Chick-fil-A controversy. As I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed, I came across this image. Scroll down two more statuses, and I get this

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Technology: Education’s boon or bane?

A fellow teacher shared with me an article inThe Washington Post about two D.C.-area private schools, one that uses computers in the classroom and one that uses strictly traditional teaching methods  -  no electronics

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Who cares about grammar?

I teach English to high schoolers. In addition to being able to understand standard English, I have to learn today’s “English” as butchered by today’s youth. Below is an

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Kony 2012 teaches students to get involved

The other morning one of my students came to me with excitement and energy - a rarity for a teenager prior to the beginning of high school classes. “Have

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