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A Smack Upside the Head 17 October 2016

Sometimes it takes a smack upside the head to remember that students come from homes. Some of the homes are not so easy to come from. Some of the homes are poor but loving. Some of the homes are well-off … Continue reading

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Conversations 11 May 2016

Yesterday┬áI hit a nerve with the writing question of the day for silent writing time. “Who are people you don’t get?” By the time we’d finished sharing, I had three students in tears and several clapping at what one student … Continue reading

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Simple Thanks 19 May 2015

We’ve written the final versions of our own hero narratives. Yesterday, I asked my students to think about those mentors and helpers who guided them along the path of that particular journey and to compose a letter to that mentor. … Continue reading

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A Hero’s Journey 1 May 2015

I’ve been studying the Hero’s Journey with my students in a variety of ways. We started with The Odyssey and then wrote our own fictional hero’s journey, and these were filled with all manner of: everyday gang thugs to kings … Continue reading

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fox 5 March 2014

So far, my micro-resolution is working for me. I’m writing at least a page a day. This is good, but it needs to be better. Start small as they say, and go from there. It isn’t that I don’t write … Continue reading

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