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Morphology Driven Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

The vocabulary portion of Florida’s new diagnostic/screening reading assessment places a greater emphasis on knowledge of morphemes. Morphemes are units that make up words, and include affixes from Greek and Latin that are linked to meaning (i.e. 86 more words


Bread and Roses: reopening at LEA 13

The Bread and Roses exhibit began as an exploratory exercise for my Women’s Studies 1110 class, way back in the winter of 2013. At that time, I just wanted to combat the too-prevalent idea that history is “one story,” a story that can be wrapped up in a neat little package, and filed away until exam time. 333 more words


In Defense of the Academy

I know I’m going to take some flack for what I’m about to say, but I’m going to go through with it anyway.  Despite all of the hand-writing over the decline of the humanities, despite the call from some corners for humanities Ph.D.s (if anyone is so foolish or masochistic to go into that calling) to flee to non-academic jobs, despite the ways in which the American university system is indeed plagued by a myriad of difficulties and inherent problems that threaten to drag it down into oblivion, I still support the existence of the Academy.   618 more words

Critical Theory

What Happens When Students Set Their Own Goals

About a month into last semester, I asked my students to evaluate their individual progress in our composition class and then compile a list of four writing goals that they want to accomplish by the end of the semester. 856 more words


Student Online Information Privacy

By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki

Student privacy is a growing issue, as more and more data is being gathered on K-12 students. The intent of thIs data acquisition is generally worthwhile. 603 more words


Deriving Joy

Here’s a dirty little secret for you: I love math.  I mean full-on torrid affair-type love.  Ramanujan is my hero, and to this day the concept of nested infinities makes me weak in the knees.  449 more words