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Asahel Church
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Teacher, writer, sailor.
Teacher, writer, sailor.

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Camping
Camping by Asahel D. Church Camping I checked off each
item on Dad’s “Ultimate Camping List” as he arranged our gear in the back of
the Suburban. Matches, check. Sleeping bags, check. Bug spray, check. Hotdogs
for dinner, check… Waving goodbye to Mom, I had...
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What is Restorative Justice? A helpful, short summary
I'm not familiar with this summer camp, but I found their short video to be very helpful in explaining Restorative Justice in a non-sensationalist way and without getting bogged down into the many RJ practices that you may associate with RJ.
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Teaching the EO
Relevant to the legal challenge to the EO.... 14th Amendment U.S. Code 1182 (Federal statute passed by Congress) So that you can be informed as you debate this EO, read it! Text of the Executive Order Some sharp and helpful commentary... How to Read and How...
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Expressive Individualism and a Christian Counterfeit
The following is excerpted from this article by Trevin Wax for the Gospel Coalition. Expressive Individualism The foundational issue,  as Jen Pollock Michel points out , is the “gospel of self-fulfillment,” which is also described as “expressive individuali...
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The Power of Stories
Read the essay here...
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The hero Gotham needs...
...Not the one it deserves. "Jeremiah's refusal to accept any of the available roles and his eccentric insistence on living out the identity of his name [God exalts\hurls] put him in conspicuous contrast to the eroded smoothness of those who were shaped by ...
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"The Wrong Side of the Only History That Finally Matters"
Cardinal George gained significant exposure a few years back when a quote of his went viral:  "I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruine...
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Restorative Justice in Schools: Articles and Resources
Resources What is restorative practices? IIRP News Articles When Restorative Justice in Schools Works, Atlantic,  Emily Richmond Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline, Huffington Post, Fania Davis (RJforOaklandYouth) Restorative Justice: What it is, an...
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Visual Literacy: Part 3
A final set (for now) of doodle notes or visual notes from my students. These are 8th grade History students and I would say that overall, they've greatly improved. I've been encouraged and continue to feel like visual literacy is a skill that can be learne...
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Storm Window Reuse: Cold Frame
Check out this beautiful cold frame built by my brother Simeon using an old wooden storm window from my 1912 Arts and Crafts/Prairie style house. The design is simple, and pretty self explanatory.  Recently I've also used a large storm window over our straw...
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