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- 4 of 5 stars to Thomas Jefferson by Jon Meacham goodreads.com/review/show/11… 6 hours ago
- We need as many eyes as possible here: "@nerdybookclub: @nerdybookclub Raising Sharp Readers by Colby & Alaina Sharp ow.ly/2Rh4vE” 8 hours ago
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- @shfarnsworth Is @flipgrid on the right track, or are you looking for something purely audio? 2 days ago
- A5. @ajpodchaski My #edtechchat MVPs are @cybraryman1 and @ShawnMcCusker. 2 days ago
- Rule of thumb for assigning homework: More than 5 questions, problems, exercises, etc. is probably overkill. 2 days ago
- A Baseball Interview with President George H.W. Bush! wp.me/p2Upio-s3 3 days ago
- RT @abbyander13: More proof that authors are the most wonderful people out there. Thanks @gayleforman, @jamesdashner, & @elockhart. http://… 4 days ago
- RT @KevinMEnglish: "An essay's job is to make you care." -@KatherineBomer And far too often, we aren't asking or teaching essays in this wa… 4 days ago
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I’m 55 years old, and I like picture books. When I check out a stack of picture books from our terrific local library, my favorite circulation clerk shakes her head and says, “Gary. We really need to do something about … Continue reading
F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “Baseball is a game played by idiots for morons.” Well, count me among the morons, Francis, because I love it. As I write this post on a cold January day with icy rain clicking against the … Continue reading
We’ve all done it without a thought. Before pausing in a book, we grab what is nearest and put it between the pages. Maybe it serves as a bookmark for our reading’s duration, or maybe we never pick up the … Continue reading
Recently I’ve (sort of) wanted to do something about my lifelong avoidance of Charles Dickens. Dickens has always seemed to me one of those writers in the literature-as-torture category, surpassed maybe only by Jane Austen or one of those Bronte … Continue reading
I read more books this year than ever before: 142. Thanks to my family, friends, students, and online and on-site colleagues for giving me so many ideas about what to read this year. Of course, my list would be shorter and … Continue reading
Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads! by Kirk Demarais My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you’ve spent any time at all in your life with comics, get ready for some nostalgia. Mail-Order Mysteries presents original comic … Continue reading
Half a Life: A Memoir by Darin Strauss My rating: 5 of 5 stars I just finished (in one day) Half a Life by Darin Strauss, and I highly recommend this memoir. When he was 18, Strauss was driving a … Continue reading