What is really essential in this process is that both the teacher and the students know that open, curious questioning, whether in speaking or listening, is what grounds them mutually—not a simple passive pretense at dialogue. ~ Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of Freedom Thoughts?

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Just One

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” ― Malala Yousafzai

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“Pop Art” by Brian Doyle

I’m doing some reading for my current MA class (Nonfiction Fundamentals) and ran across this fantastic excerpt: In nine years I have been graced with three children and here is what I have learned about them. They are engines of incalculable joy and agonizing despair. They are comedy machines. Their language is their own and […]

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Casimir Pulaski Day

All the glory that the Lord has made And the complications when I see his face In the morning in the window All the glory when he took our place But he took my shoulders and he shook my face And he takes and he takes and he takes Lyrics from Sufjan Stevens’ song “Casimir […]

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