The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 has made not only national but international news. This tragic event has sparked many debates and discussions about race relations in America, the use of heavy artillery by local police, racial diversity in community policing, just to name of few. 449 more words
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So we talk about the problem with close reading, a big common core effort to eliminate the buggabear of cultural advantages.
This essay puts some meat on the bones of the argument that Common Core is intended to produce little automatons who will be good cogs in the socialist machine. 25 more words
Last week I wrote about the memo I sent to teachers for the beginning of the year. Although I have not yet started official coaching cycles, I am trying to get into as many classrooms as possible. 598 more words
For my final project in my MLS Hemingway class, we were given the option to revisit a previous story and either extend on a previous close reading or examine another element of the story. 2,220 more words