Category Archives: Books

Bringing Up Bebe: Just Another Support for Free Range Kids

As a mom-to-be and current teacher, I’m always curious about best practices for children’s development. What should I keep doing, stop doing, or start doing to help my students (and now my future son) grow into productive, happy adults? Ultimately, … Continue reading

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Klingsi11: Reflection on Writing

Write about your own development as a writer. What were your earliest experiences with writing as a way to express ideas? Who taught you to write well? At what point did you realize writing was something you cared about?Has your … Continue reading

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T. Paine and Education

One of my favorite quotes of all times comes from Thomas Paine the Revolutionary War Pump-Up-Speech-Master: Not T.Pain the rapper:   In “The Crisis #1,” Thomas Paine writes, “What we obtain to cheaply we esteem too light. It is dearness … Continue reading

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Babies

I just watched the film Babies. It is adorable, sad, and fascinating.  Most of all, it made me think about the cultural norms that we take for granted about raising children. I know that there were moments of the movie … Continue reading

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SBG and The BFG

Revolutionary changes sweep through educational theory and practice these days; the status-quo of “shut my door and teach,” “I can just tell that paper is a B paper,” “my students don’t need to be able to tell you what they’re … Continue reading

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Here’s for trying something new….

So a few years ago, one of my more nerdilicious students (I love nerdilicious students because I am a bit nerdilicious myself), Jean*, came up to me and queried, “Do you read fantasy books?” I fumbled for an appropriate answer, … Continue reading

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Local Cornucopia

Back in August, I recommitted myself to eating locally. Initially, I tried to do this at Publix and Whole Foods, but I was dissatisfied with my options.  Next I tried to attend the local Saturday Farmers’ Market, but, as I … Continue reading

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