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For teachers: Gardening in a drought year

Started by Stacey Johnson Jun 16, 2015. 0 Replies

This post is dedicated to nurturing and reigniting dreams:  for the weary educator in June.  Featuring the work of Seth Godin, Ken Robinson, and Peter Brown. Thank you for reading…Continue

Tags: hope, Brown, dreams, malaise, change

Need Unit study Writers

Started by Teresa Lilly Jun 12, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi everyone.   Visit  and see my unit studies  and if you want to writeunit studies for me at Continue

Do You Use Graphic Novels in Your Classroooms?

Started by Meryl Jaffe. Last reply by Gina Paese Jan 1, 2012. 1 Reply

Do You Use Graphic Novels in Your Classroooms?  I am new to them and find I LOVE them!  I listed my favorites for 2011 in my recent…Continue

Tags: books, comic, novels, graphic

Invigorating Instruction

Started by Meryl Jaffe Sep 13, 2011. 0 Replies

Do you believe in the power of a liberal arts education or in studying trades?  Please visit my blog and join the conversation.  I bring in William Chace's article "The Decline of the English…Continue

Tags: Frederick, studies, Leo, Lioni, Shakespeare

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Comment by Meryl Jaffe on January 23, 2012 at 5:44am

We all need breaks - they help us focus, regroup, and create. My son found THE MOST AWESOME commercial teaser for the superbowl (compliments of VW) I've posted it on my blog - please come and have a great laugh!

Comment by Lola Lolita on January 15, 2012 at 8:05pm

4 Reliable Sites for Formatting Citations

Comment by Catherine Stine on January 11, 2012 at 10:33am

Oops, here's a better link to the June writing workshop!

Comment by Catherine Stine on January 11, 2012 at 9:55am

Want to attend a writing workshop on a sunny island?

Comment by Catherine Stine on January 9, 2012 at 9:44pm

Nice article, Meryl. I teach too and that made me feel great.

Comment by Meryl Jaffe on January 9, 2012 at 11:57am

Have you guys seen the New York Times article (Friday) about "A Teacher's Worth"?  It is MIND BOGGLING! See my blog post for more details - it is truly fascinating and I'd love your input and comments

Comment by Melissa Kiefer on December 24, 2011 at 10:11am

In one month, my husband and I are moving seven hours away from my beloved teaching job. I don't mean to always write about teaching, but somehow the pain of detatching myself from my students sneaks its way into my essays. Is teaching worth getting yourself entangled in the lives of heartbreaking human beings? Teachers, you are invited to read my blog, give advice, and share with me (especially if you have personal experience in giving and letting go). Blessed be. :) 

Comment by Catherine Stine on December 20, 2011 at 10:30am

Hi all, I want to invite you to the launch party for my futuristic thriller, Fireseed One. All day today, giveaways, fun links and more!

Comment by Meryl Jaffe on December 8, 2011 at 6:08pm

Today I posted my favorite 2011 kids' graphic novels. I'd love to hear what yours are! Personally, I'm new to the graphic novel scene and am constantly AMAZED at how good some of them are. What do you think? Please join the conversation.

Comment by Lola Lolita on December 7, 2011 at 7:48pm

What do you get when you combine a school board member, a standardized test, and the media?  The truth.  Or something closely resembling it.


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