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The Time Magazine Cover is Misleading: Here is what you should be more concerned with than teacher tenure

A few things about the November 2014 Time Magazine cover that claims that “It’s nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher.” 1) That is simply not true. Tenure is there so that if a teacher is fired they get to know why and have a chance to tell their side of the story. It’s there … Continue reading

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100th Post! Ruminations about reading, writing, and TV adaptations

Wow, it’s been a long time since I posted in my blog! I guess that’s what happens when you are in graduate school. The past 9 months I feel as though I have done nothing but read and write, but that reading and writing was to fill my brain with knowledge and not for pleasure … Continue reading

Neil Gaiman at The Ocean at the End of the Lane reading

Neil Gaiman at Temple Judea

Not too long ago I had the opportunity to see Neil Gaiman speak at the Temple Judea in Miami as part of an event hosted by the fabulous local bookstore, Books and Books. I arrived at the event about 20 minutes before the start and it was packed. I shouldn’t have been surprised, given his … Continue reading

The Violet Hour

“The Violet Hour” by Katherine Hill

3.5 / 5 Stars I just finished reading The Violet Hour, a book written by someone who was in my graduating class in high school. It’s her first novel, though she’s had short stories published before and has been working in the literary field for years. It’s not often that someone you know, even someone … Continue reading

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Memories of Reading

I recently attended an education research conference where PhD and master’s students, along with other scholars, presented their work. One of the presentations I attended was “Family Literacy Practices: Traditions and Transitions” by Althea Duren and Cynthia Januszka. Their paper discussed family literary practices in a historical context, but also shared the content of practices … Continue reading

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