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Erika Lincoln
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Promising Practices Blog
     At first, I was a little reluctant to attend the Promising
Practice's Conference at RIC for the fact that it was at eight a.m. on a
Saturday morning. However, when the event came to an end, I left with a much
different state of mind. The morning starte...

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Empowering Education - Shor
In "Empowering Education: Critical Teaching for Social Change" by Ira Shor argues that modern day education is too focused on drilling information into students brains and expecting them to memorize facts and data, instead of allowing children to make meani...

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Citizenship in School: Reconceptualizing Down Syndrome - Kliewer
I found this weeks article by Christopher Kliewer to be very interesting and to send across a really powerful message. I decided to pick out a couple quotes from the article that stuck out most in my mind as well as I was able to connect to other authors:  ...

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Literacy with an Attitude - Finn
For this weeks blog post on "Literacy with an
Attitude" by Patrick Finn, I chose to write extended comments about Jessica's blog. For starters, I agree with Jessica that this weeks article was
extremely tedious and hard to get through. I think that however ...

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Brown vs. Board of Education
         In my "readings" this week, I was able to make not only a lot of connections between the current texts but also with our pasts texts as well as with the Promising Practices Conference we had attended on Saturday. In the first text this week, a brie...

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Privilege, Power, and Difference- Johnson
Privilege, Power, and Difference by Allan Johnson,  allows the reader to step back and approach society’s main issues from a
different light.  Johnson depicts, that our world’s main problems circle around gender,
race, sexual orientation, ethnicity and soci...

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In The Service Of What? - Kahne and Westheimer
        "In The Service of What? The Politics of Service Learning" by Joseph Kahne and Joel Westheimer highlights the importance as well as the benefits of service learning programs for both students and communities. Service Learning allows a student to tak...

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Unlearning the Myths That Blind Us - Christensen
      "Unlearning the Myths That Blind Us" by Linda Christensen, was eye-opening to say the least. The article centers around children's cartoons and Disney Movies and the stereotypes that they create for their young viewers. Christensen describes how she h...

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Safe Spaces - August
    In the article "Safe Zone"by Gerri August, describes how classroom spaces have an effect on all of us, which is why it is important for teachers to keep a secure environment inside their classrooms, especially for students of the LGBT community. August ...

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Aria - Rodriguez, Teaching Multilingual Children - Collier
         The article, "Aria" by Richard Rodriguez, describes his personal journey as a immigrant attempting to learn the English language. He remembers that at first as a bilingual student, he struggled in school to be comfortable with English. After a pare...
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