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Pia Pulido
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Building Your Home Library When You Have Kids
The Early Childhood Years “A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” —Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature My daughter is moving to a new school opening up in our area that focuses on a classical, liberal arts curriculum. Clas...
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was too warm to feel like winter during this time of the year, but Mayleen wore
her over-the knee-leather combat boots anyway. She figured it would be freezing
cold in the new office, so the boots would keep her warm. At almost five
hundred dollars, they...
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Assigned Seating in Middle School: Great Idea or Devastating Disaster?
It depends on who you ask.  If you ask 8th graders in my Block A English I/Humanities class (2nd and 3rd period), they would say something like, "We feel it is unfair for all students to be punished just because a few students acted out."  They would even a...
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"A Cup of Coffee and a Miracle" - A Very Short Story
Feeling the weight of everything and carrying the burdens of her past, Natalie's heart felt so heavy these days. She was perpetually exhausted. The only reason she'd get up in the morning was because of that coffee cup. Magic or Miracle? The mundane tasks o...
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The Writing Process is Like Deep House Music
When it comes to teaching the writing process, we are bound by a painful, formulaic Five Step Process: Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, and Publishing. Does it work? If you teach the writing process, it is crucial for you to experience it at the very same mo...
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The Writing Process is Like Deep House Music
When it comes to teaching writing, we are bound by a painful, formulaic Five Step Process: Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing. Does it work? I’ll answer this a different way: I’ve experienced a difference in the state of mind I have to ...
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Assigned Seating in Middle School: Great Idea or Devastating Disaster?
It depends on who you ask.  If you ask 8th graders in my Block A English I/Humanities class (2nd and 3rd period), they would say something like, "We feel it is unfair for all students to be punished just because a few students acted out."  They would even a...
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Assigned Seating in Middle School: Great Idea or Devastating Disaster?
Assigned Seating in Middle School: Good Idea or Devastating Disaster? It depends on who you ask.  If you ask 8th graders in my Block A English I/Humanities class (2nd and 3rd period), they would say something like, "We feel it is unfair for all students to ...
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You Are Putty in a Storyteller's Hands
Rollerblading in the Kitchen or Telling Stories in the Living Room? For most of my adolescent life, my mother owned and operated a daycare center in our home. It was always loud, messy, and crazy, but those were some of my fondest memories in life. She conv...
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You Are Putty in a Storyteller's Hands
For most of my adolescent life, my mother owned and operated a daycare center in our home. she converted our garage into a playroom, our backyard into a playground, and our living room into what she called "the classroom." It was the perfect business set up...
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