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Elaine J. Roberts
Lives in Barrington, IL
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The wretched refuse coming to America: Some thoughts about immigration
When I was a kid, granted that was a very long time ago, we had to learn this poem. We recited it. We talked about it, though we talked little about the woman who wrote it and why she wrote it. Emma Lazarus became a footnote to her own work. So I didn't kno...
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Sifting through the noise of Common Core
In a recent article in  Education Week  pointed out that the data being gathered about Common Core through two respected polls demonstrate that most people have no idea what they're talking about . Perhaps that's a little harsh so I'll be more specific. Thi...
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The sun never sets on KD sisterhood
Just recently I attended a weekend retreat with sisters of the Delta Eta chapter of Kappa Delta . There were some "old" sisters I remembered and some sisters who pledged after I had graduated from USF. I was there at the behest and encouragement of my soror...
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Game of Thrones: A Perspective
My most important disclaimer: I've not read the books. I started to but, quite honestly, it's a big series and I really didn't want to be disappointed if I loved the books and the show didn't emphasize whatever I thought was important. I've been following t...
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The Good Wife and democracy in America
In Episode 19 of The Good Wife , Alicia Florrick thought she had won the election for State's Attorney. Whatever. I didn't like that plot line and wondered about the trajectory of the show if she actually was in the SA's office, but I was not expecting Seas...
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Be so good
It's been making the Facebook rounds. Yes, I shared it, but with stated mixed emotions. I like the concept that when someone is really good at something it's hard to ignore that skill or talent or ability. I don't like the idea of striving to be really good...
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Let there be making
Making. Makerspace. Odd phrases for what is essentially hands-on learning. In EdSurge's " How to Lead Professional Development for Makerspace and STEM Educators ," Dr. Todd Keruskin (@drtoddkeruskin) described the different stations through which educators ...
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Slippery Slope from Helping to Enabling
At what point does helping become enabling? I like to help. Most of the time. When it comes to help people manage their technology, especially when they're trying to set up for a presentation, I'm more than willing to try to help them troubleshoot. There ar...
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It's that time of year
It's that time of year. Prom. Graduation. Parents are figuring out summer plans to keep students busy. Graduating seniors are thinking about a last blast of summer before they go off to college, or trying to find jobs to help pay for college, or working sum...
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The power of the shush
I'm being facetious. I've been sitting in an office area adjacent to a school library for most of the morning and, for most of the morning, I've heard people "ssshhh" others. What's funny to me is that the ssshhh-ing is often louder than the murmuring of th...
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Educator, bibliophile, traveler, occasional cyclist.
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Barrington, IL
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Orlando, FL - Florida, New York, South Africa (less than a yr), Illinois
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