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Walmart Back-to-School Special

“Walmart has condemned a display inside one of its stores that appeared to market firearms as back-to-school items. The company said Wednesday it was working to identify which of its stores put up the exhibit. 106 more words


Terry Blackhawk Honored for Education Activism in Detroit

On August 24th, InsideOut Literary Arts Project will honor founder Terry Blackhawk for her visionary work in Detroit Public Schools. This fundraising event, Share the Light… 61 more words


My Heart Beats Fast

Since 1980, I’ve devoted much of my life to teaching at colleges and universities in Ohio, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Georgia. Lately, I mostly teach poetry workshops and seminars to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. 1,626 more words

Contempory Poetry

A New Definition of Rigor

“Rigor doesn’t simply mean giving students more or harder work.” “Instead, it’s the result of work that challenges students’ thinking in new and interesting ways.” This simple statement grabbed my attention today as I read a blog post on Edutopia by Brian Sztabnik. 98 more words

Culture Matters!

After using part of the summer to catch up on some much needed R&R, I am ready to begin preparing for the new school year. Recently, I have been thinking a lot about school culture and the important role that culture plays in the work that happens in the schoolhouse each day. 493 more words

When I close my eyes, I imagine

When I close my eyes, I imagine tomorrow’s schools.

I see them as knowledge centers located in every corner of every city or rural town. This space, in my head, looks more like one of those boutique stores where one buys the latest phones and computers, rather than a prison. 454 more words

3 Screencasting Tactics in the Classroom

The potential implications of recording, streaming, and sharing screens cast a wide net over the future of classroom teaching tactics.

As free screencasting software becomes increasingly prevalent, we see more and more effective implementations to learn from. 264 more words

Higher Education