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A New Year Begins

A new year is upon us…September 3rd is the first day of school and I am rather excited to begin another year with the dreaded teenager! 312 more words


What I Came Here to Do

I want to bring light to my relationships with others, to create spaces for collaboration and community to develop and thrive, for people to find themselves and push themselves toward unknown bounds. 549 more words


Resources for a New Semester, Part 4

The new school year is beginning!  (Or has begun a little while ago for some and will begin in a bit more time for others…)  So here is a new round of resources, concentrating on lesson plans, curriculum development materials, and perspectives concerning a variety of levels in media literacy education.   127 more words

Media Literacy

Big Boys on Campus

As part of middle school orientation for my daughter, the parents and students have been presented with a handbook 112 pages long. No, that’s not a typo. 837 more words

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Welcome to Dog Beach: A Book Review


Title: Welcome to Dog Beach

Author: Lisa Greenwald

Published: April 15th, 2014 by Amulet Books

Pages: 260

Genre: Middle Grade / Realistic Fiction

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Not Your Typical Doggone Back-to-School Teacher Presentation

Back when I was a good teacher, I would tell students all about me on the first day of school. That was so they’d know what kind of person I am and what to expect. 823 more words


Not Quite Found, But Safe and Sound

When I was about 13 years old my friend Kelli and I decided to walk to another friend’s house.  It didn’t seem like that far of a walk, there was safety in numbers, and we thought we were adults. 945 more words