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Bruce J. Martin
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Thousands of Photos from the George Eastman Museum, the World’s Oldest Photography Collection, Now Available Online
There was a time when anyone with even the remotest interest in photography knew the name Eastman, if not the life and work of George Eastman himself.
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"Everything Wrong with Teacher Education Is Everything Wrong with Education"
“What does education often do?” Henry David Thoreau asked in his journal, answering: “It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.” As a former high school Eng…
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At least 81 journalists are imprisoned in Turkey, all of them facing anti-state charges, in the wake of an unprecedented crackdown that has included the shuttering of more than 100 news outlets. The 259 journalists in jail worldwide is the highest number recorded since 1990. A CPJ special report by...
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No problem ... thought control programs are available about the corner.
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“Our students need to be our allies, not our adversaries.”

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THIS JUST IN: Distracted students are distracted! Also: sometimes there are things that distract students! And we all know what to do with things that might potentially distract students: BAN THEM!…
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Another reason why I am so glad to be teaching online... we choose and use technology all the time. :-)
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Great resources, including books, open access academic articles; short online articles; and lecture videos from the De-Colonization, Indigeneity and Society blog. Check out their journal by the same name here. Happy New Y...
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Already my 2017 Gonna Top List 
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Awesome visual.
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And contextualized. I feel monolingual in Texas, but I feel multilingual in Quebec.
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Truth. And especially after 12+ years standardized "writing" contra native and natural language learning.
 
The Fear of Writing
Some friends on WPA-l are engaged in a mild conversation about the pleasure of writing. I want to elaborate here and then let one of my students, Jake, describe his problem with writing & how it has been taught. I know my position is not popular; it might e...
Some friends on WPA-l are engaged in a mild conversation about the pleasure of writing. I want to elaborate here and then let one of my students, Jake, describe his problem with writing & how it has been taught. I know my pos...
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Thanks for sharing this! I try really hard to help my students to see writing as FUN and as an ADVENTURE. I get some good results... but only because I also do no grading, and fear of grading is often a big part of student anxiety re: writing. 
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Anyone who’s ever enrolled in a Spanish class knows that schools generally refer to it as a “foreign language.” Most...
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Bruce is an associate professor of writing at Lone Star College while completing his PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy at the University of Houston. His academic interests include constrastive rhetorics and ethnography in college composition.
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PhD candidate at U Houston in Rhetoric, Composition & Rhetoric.

Interests: ethnography, folklore, first year writing, writing in the community, astrophysics, ice hockey, Thomas Hardy.
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Fell of a 50-foot cliff to live another day.
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Associate Professor, Department of English | ACAD 217-E Lone Star College – North Harris 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston, TX 77073-3499 Office: 281.618.5496 E-mail: ruce.j.martin@lonestar.edu
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Great resources from the De-Colonization, Indigeneity and Society Blog
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Great resources, including books, open access academic articles; short online articles; and lecture videos from the De-Colonization, Indigen

Professor: Why I am ‘incredibly pessimistic’ about the future of public ...
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On Valerie Strauss' blog, Mark Naison critiques the current discourse and policy agenda towards "personalized learning," a concept that soun

Masculine Bedroom Ideas, Design Inspirations, Photos And Styles
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Fashion and design trends often come with a few predispositions that you simply cannot do away with. For instance, we love the classic case

Tejanos through Time by Emilio Zamora & Andrés Tijerina (Eds.) Texas...
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Help yourself to this FREE eBook out of the Texas State Historical Association edited by Emilio Zamora and Andrés Tijerina titled, "Tejanos

My journey to justice: I toured prison systems around the world looking ...
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If we truly want to change the American prison system, we must accept that no country has a monopoly on innovation

New Research Finds Ethnic Studies Improve Overall Learning
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The jury is in. Ethnic Studies promotes achievement and learning, in general. Numerous qualitative studies have for a long time suggested th

My secret debate with Sam Harris: A revealing 4-hour dialogue on Islam, ...
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When I wrote an essay critical of the famous atheist, he asked me to debate the issues. Now he refuses to air it

Art by African Americans in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Google Cul...
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The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a v

We Need to Change How We Teach Black History
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Great piece by my colleague, Dr. Bentley-Edwards in Educational Psychology, at UT. It appears in the latest issue of Time Magazine. I like t

Are you a friendly language police?
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What is language policing? For some it means anytime somebody is trying to change the way that somebody uses language. From this perspective

Octavia Butler's Archives
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If you are like me, you eagerly awaited the time when the Huntington Library opened the archives for Black feminist science fiction author O

The Battleground for America’s Narrative: An Annotated Bibliography of t...
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The Battleground for America’s Narrative: An Annotated Bibliography of the 84 Banned Books in Arizona (Note: you may prefer to read this in

The Banned Books List for Arizona Ethnic Studies
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I'm reading through this list of banned books from Arizona again. This occurred after the Arizona legislature passed HB 2281 that later got

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–...
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I've been posting on the subject of white privilege lately. Here's a website developed by Seattle Public School teacher, Jon Greenberg, that

Study: White people react to evidence of white privilege by claiming gre...
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This Stanford Graduate School of Business study finds that whites claim hardship and deny the existence of inequalities in response to evide

Classroom and Power -- An Overview
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"I Paulo Freire Colloquium" Regardless of heritage culture, each society maintains a metaphor of teacher-student that directs power originat

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Wow amazing diversity and depth.
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New place, with driving for distance. Authentic Mediterranean. Great falafel, hummus. Very good service. Hummus worth the drive.
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