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Of Great Apes and Sticky Notes

Did you know? John T. Scopes, the 1st-yr teacher/football coach @ Rhea County H.S. said NOTHING until the end of the 2-week trial that bears his name. In fact, after court had recessed for lunch on one particularly hot afternoon (it was a humid 90 degrees, the overcrowded, cigarette-smoke-filled  courtroom was on the second floor,

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Eiffel Tower á la Nevada

Paris in the Desert

Quite a place, Las Vegas! Have you ever been there? I had not … and it exceeded my expectations for drama, scale, and a just plain off-the-charts sensory experience. The annual NCTE conference was held at the MGM Grand Hotel, one of the many hotels on the Strip that seemed (to me anyway) large enough to warrant its

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A River of Words: the Story of William Carlos Williams

Say hello to Jen at NCTE

Dreams and labor come together this weekend at the annual NCTE conference in Las Vegas, NV. I’m looking forward to seeing many of you there! If you aren’t heading to NCTE, please forward this message on to your colleagues who will be attending. Here’s where you can find me this weekend: Saturday, Nov 17th“Learning Lessons

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For the Veterans

This week we recognize and remember our more than twenty million American veterans. Our geographical good fortune (i.e., to be situated between two oceans, Canada and Mexico) sometimes makes it easier for us as American citizens to forget that our current freedoms have come at a human cost and require our constant vigilance. The forthcoming

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