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Confessions About the Stream-of-Consciousness Re-write

I confess.  It is impossible for me to turn that stream of consciousness blog draft int1) o anything that wouldn’t 1) sound whiny about my physical state, and 2) turn into an advertisement about my new business.   263 more words

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Wendy Lecker: The Hoax of Turnaround Schools

Wendy Lecker,civil rights attorney,says that claims made on behalf of school turnarounds—firing the staff and leaders—are usually inflated or false.

“With their narrow focus on test scores, disruption and structural changes, such as firing staff, education reformers constantly push the notion of school and district “turnarounds.” However, turnarounds been widely proven as ineffective in improving the longer-term educational quality of targeted schools. 191 more words


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About that Stream of Consciousness Re-Write...

After re-reading (and re-reading and re-reading…) the stream of consciousness post from May 21, 2015, I have decided that it is really two separate but related stories.  155 more words

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Intense Writing 101 Class is Over...but Education or Writing? Help me decide.

It was with both relief and regret that I posted my final assignment to WordPress’ Bloggers U class called Writing 101.  The idea behind the class was less to improve blogging than it was to improve writing in general.   375 more words

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Day Twenty of Writing 101: The Things We Treasure

Treasured Things

The Island

It’s just another island holiday… Monday it was the King’s Birthday, yesterday (Thursday), the Queen’s Birthday, and today is Labor Day.  This series of holidays seems to always fall at the end of the island’s Carnival celebration. 3,936 more words

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Day Nineteen of Writing 101: Don't Stop the Rockin'

Just write–at 400 words, no stopping, no self-editing, no going back and making changes. Just write.

It has been a rough week. Not that any recent weeks have been good, but this one seems especially rough, and I think it’s because my husband has a lot of time on his hands during this between-term period. 1,351 more words

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Day Eighteen of Writing 101: Hone Your Point of View

The Neighbor

The neighborhood has seen better days, but Mrs. Pauley has lived there since before anyone can remember.  She raised a family of six boys, who’ve all grown up and moved away.   981 more words

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