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Fighting for Ethos: Never Cry Wolf #SOL17
Each Tuesday the team at Two Writing Teachers sponsors the Slice of Life Story Challenge.  My Grandma Young kept a shelf of Little Golden books for the grandkids to read when we visited. I spent lots of time rereading my favorites, including The   Boy Who C...

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Is it possible for teachers to remain neutral in the new world order? For me, the answer is "no."

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Take a Stand: #SOL17
Each Tuesday the team of teachers at Two Writing Teachers sponsors the  Slice of Life story challenge.  I'm grateful to these ladies for their unwavering dedication to living the writer's life.  Head over to the TWT blog for more slices of life.  Monday end...

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Marching in My Corner of Idaho #WomensMarch #SOL17
With over four million like-minded folks, I participated in the Women's March on Washington. I marched locally with 1,200 participants. Snow and rain parted right before the march. To support our message, two of my colleagues purchased t-shirts, which arriv...

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"Alternative Facts" in the New Teaching Order
First Lady Melania Trump in her inauguration suit. Image via Google search: Noncommercial reuse. My friend and collaborator Ami Szerencse and I have been having a dialogue about the education topic du jour since the November election: Fake and False News vs...

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Civility and Satire #SOL17
In his classic satirical novel Catch 22 , Joseph Heller introduced a term that has embedded itself into our political lexicon. A catch 22 is a dilemma occurs when two competing options offer no clear win or benefit to the one caught in its circumstance.  In...

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Couch Surfing on a Snow Day #SOL17
Driggs, Idaho hosts Snowscapes each year. This is a snowscape from a previous festival. Here in our little postage stamp corner of the country we've had an unprecedented number of snow days. THREE!  Unlike the cautious South, snowfall in our area rarely res...

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The Trickster Archetype in Hamlet and PEOTUS
Henry Miller "Large Reclining Figure (1984) via Wiki images labeled for reuse. When I think about the archetypal Trickster, Native American literature typically pops into my mind, but Shakespeare also incorporated the Trickster into his dramas, and we see t...

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Gifts from Students: The Best Ones are Free: #SOL16
The mop angel I received from a student early in my career (1980s). A conversation with a student: Lizette: When's your birthday? Me: Why do you want to know? Lizette: My dad wants to buy you a neglige. He's in love with you and wants to get you one for you...

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