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Peter Stanton
Works at Ketchikan Indian Community
Attended Tongass School of Arts and Sciences
Lives in Ketchikan, Alaska
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My Lifetime Language Learning Plan
origins of the languages in my plan Some time ago, a friend posted on Facebook about choosing a new language to learn. He said he was aiming to learn seven to nine languages in his life, so he needed to be careful about what he chose to spend time on. I was...
origins of the languages in my plan Some time ago, a friend posted on Facebook about choosing a new language to learn. He said he was ai...
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The War on "Political Correctness" Is a War on Common Decency
"Political correctness" is a buzz-term that draws millions of haters. It's not a new phenomenon, either. The concept has been lambasted for decades, in the United States and elsewhere, accused of attempting to quash free expression and truthful discourse in...
"Political correctness" is a buzz-term that draws millions of haters. It's not a new phenomenon, either. The concept has been lambasted for decades, in the United States and elsewhere, accused of attempting to quash free expression and truthful discourse in favor of sugar-coated, ...
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Is the Fourth of July Really "Independence Day"?
We Americans all celebrate the Fourth of July, but how many of us take the time to consider the real events the holiday does or does not commemorate? Here are two reasons the Fourth of July may not really be our "Independence Day": July 4th 1776 is not actu...
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Throwing Away Student Work
It's summertime, and I've gathered together a couple binders full of papers that I've accumulated over my first three years of teaching (a year of student teaching and two years of paid teaching). That includes a fair amount of student work: Although I gene...
It's summertime, and I've gathered together a couple binders full of papers that I've accumulated over my first three years of teaching (a year of student teaching and two years of paid teaching). That includes a fair amount ...
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A Gap Year for Young Teenagers
It's a source of constant amazement to me that we question our educational system so little and fail to question it deeply. When the education system does come up in popular discussions, it's always over issues like funding, or messing with teacher employme...
It's a source of constant amazement to me that we question our educational system so little and fail to question it deeply. When the education system does come up in popular discussions, it's always over issues like funding, ...
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Unpopular Opinions on Revolutionary History: The Easter Rising and the American Revolution
Today is the 100th Easter since the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, when republican revolutionaries rallied to fight for independence from the British. The actual dates of the rebellion were April 24-29, but Easter's come a bit early this year, and Ireland h...
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High-Stakes Testing Promoter Accidentally Shows How Insane They Are
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof published a piece yesterday entitled " Temperatures Rise, and We’re Cooked ," which discusses how climate change will have a significant impact on our physiological well-being. The main exhibit in the piece is a wor...
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof published a piece yesterday entitled "Temperatures Rise, and We’re Cooked," which discusses how climate change will have a significant impact on our physiological well-being. The main...
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You're Free to Vote Your Conscience!
A very large number of Americans do not like either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, the major parties' 2016 candidates for U.S. President. Most of these Americans will probably end up voting for either Trump or Clinton anyway, or they'll stay home and won'...
A very large number of Americans do not like either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, the major parties' 2016 candidates for U.S. President. Most of these Americans will probably end up voting for either Trump or Clinton anyway, or they'll stay home and won't vote at all.
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West Coast vs. East Coast City Choices, Round Two
Wherever you might live in the United States—north, south, east, west, or middle—it's important to know whether you're a West Coast or East Coast person. If you haven't done so already, please take round one of the poll right now. This second round will set...
Wherever you might live in the United States—north, south, east, west, or middle—it's important to know whether you're a West Coast or East Coast person. If you haven't done so already, please take round one of the poll right now. This second round will settle things once and for all.
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The Final Clinton-Obama vs. Clinton-Sanders Map
In March I posted a map I created overlaying the state-by-state results of the 2008 Democratic presidential primary between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton with the 2016 Democratic primary between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. There are four colors: ...
In March I posted a map I created overlaying the state-by-state results of the 2008 Democratic presidential primary between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton with the 2016 Democratic primary between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. There are four colors: dark green for states that went ...
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Students Can Practice Taxes Online
Last year on April 15th I had my seniors in American Government class complete some 1040EZ and 1040A forms using fake W-2's and a few other bits of information. I picked up some extra copies of the forms from the local library, which provides them, and I fi...
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Not All Native History Is "Ancient"
Moctezuma Xocoyotzin, early modern leader—not "ancient" (actor Cristian Esquivel, source ) The Aztec Empire—was it "ancient"? I hope your answer is no, because no empire formed less than 600 years ago qualifies as an "ancient" one. If it does, I guess we ne...
The Aztec Empire—was it "ancient"? I hope your answer is no, because no empire formed less than 600 years ago qualifies as an "ancient" one. If it does, I guess we need to start calling Leonardo da Vinci an "ancient" artist and scientist. (Leonardo's life, by the way, was fully contemporaneous ...
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Teacher
Skills
teaching, historical scholarship, tour guiding
Employment
  • Ketchikan Indian Community
    Teacher, 2014 - present
    Teacher for KIC Tribal Scholars and at Ketchikan High School
  • Ketchikan High School
    Student Teacher, 2013 - 2014
  • Totem Heritage Center
    Tour Guide, 2012 - 2015
  • DC Reads
    2009 - 2011
  • Alaska Geographic
    2010 - 2011
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Currently
Ketchikan, Alaska
Previously
Arlington, Virginia - Washington, DC - Strasbourg, France - Hong Kong
Story
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Alaskan teacher, historian, and writer
Introduction
I'm an Alaskan teacher, historian, and writer living in Kichxháan, Lingít Aaní, the land of the Tlingit. Waashdan Khwáan áyá xhát kha khoo at latóowuxh xhat sitee. Kichxhaan khwáandáxh áyá xhát.
Education
  • Tongass School of Arts and Sciences
    2003 - 2004
  • White Cliff Elementary
    2003 - 2003
  • Valley Park Elementary
    1999 - 2002
  • Houghtaling Elementary
    1995 - 1999
  • University of Alaska Southeast
    Education, 2013 - 2015
  • Georgetown University
    International History, 2009 - 2013
  • Université de Strasbourg
    Histoire, 2011 - 2011
  • Ketchikan High School
    2004 - 2009
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Should I Quit?
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Rock, Hammer, Common Core Curriculum: What's the Real Key?
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What does a common claw hammer have to do with school reform? What does this humble tool have to do with Common Core Curriculum? We know a s

Atxhaayí Haa Khusteeyixh Sitee; Our Food is Our Way of Life
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In Southeast Alaska we have a saying: “You can't out give a man from Hoonah.” For the Tlingit, the gathering, preparation, and sharing of fo

It's Our Halibut
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Sports Fishing: why we need to limit by weight and not number. I totally stole this pic from the Alaska Fishing Vacation Advisor website. Th

"General Authority"
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"General Authority" or "GA" is a title given to the highest ranking leaders of the LDS church. As I was watching the video in my last post,

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Finland Has Better Teachers!
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If you’re an American teacher you have heard this tragic tale before. According to the loudest critics, the nation is mired in a deepening “

4 Things to be Thankful for: Afternoon Edition
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It is currently Wednesday afternoon here in Pylea, Greece and I have a couple of things I am feeling thankful for that I'd like to share wit

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Visitors to Ketchikan should check out the store for a sense of local flavor and history. The recent renovation of the store looks great, and while there are high prices for some products, there store has a lot of great food.
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It's hard to believe that the entrance fee for this museum is so small, given how rich it is in diverse and intriguing historical artifacts. Any visitor to Ketchikan will learn more from ten minutes at the Tongass Historical Museum than in hours wandering between shops downtown. I can't wait to see this museum expand its exhibit space even more in the future.
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Ocean View has to be ranked as one of the best restaurants in Ketchikan. It has a great atmosphere, consistently good food, and a broad menu that should appeal to anyone and everyone.
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