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- When Students Cheat (And When They Don't)
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- It’s Picture Book Monday (in High School)
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- "What's Not Wrong?"
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- Review: WRITING WITH MENTORS by Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O'Dell
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- 5 of 5 stars to The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson goodreads.com/review/show/19… 21 hours ago
- Frontier imagery in contemporary products, presented by @HerseyHuskies American Studies #casechicago #sschat https://t.co/AxVvxT2a9n 23 hours ago
- Great resource: "The Inaugural Poem Project" from Seth MacLowry sites.google.com/view/inaugural… #casechicago 1 day ago
- "Teachers are the last line of defense in saving the heart of this nation." -- @michaelmcdermot #casechicago 1 day ago
- "Change is inevitable; growth is not." -- @michaelmcdermot #casechicago 1 day ago
- "A good question is more important than an answer because it has roots. It grows." -- @michaelmcdermot #casechicago 1 day ago
- Today's class journal topic: Who do you believe (or not believe)? 1 day ago
- Learning from @HerseyHuskies America Studies teachers about using "forum" programming to present big ideas across disciplines. #casechicago 1 day ago
- "Don't mistake dissent with disloyalty. / It's the American in me." -- @michaelmcdermot #casechicago https://t.co/ZbeJCYv0iD 1 day ago
- @davidtedu Is there something like that in The Big Chill? 2 days ago
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Tag Archives: chicago
As one who lives in perpetual Cubs-mania, I should have been ready for this. I can’t focus. I can’t concentrate. Today I can only think about a baseball game that will be played later tonight. And I’m not alone. What … Continue reading
With the 2014 baseball season rapidly approaching, I’m a little behind on posting my annual assortment of baseball books. Here are four picture books, one middle-grade novel, and six nonfiction works that baseball fans might enjoy. A couple of these reviews … Continue reading
In early October, 2001, with the country still stinging from the terrorist attacks of a month before, I was called for jury duty in Cook County, Illinois. Chicagoans and suburbanites know that being called for Cook County jury duty means … Continue reading
Academic cheating is not my favorite topic to think, talk, or write about. Too negative. But when cheating surfaces in our schools and classrooms, we’re better off if we know how to approach it and respond. This blog post was jump-started … Continue reading
The 2011 NCTE annual convention is now just around the corner. I can’t wait. This will be my fourth convention, and nothing has ever come close to energizing my teaching as the experiences I’ve had at these gatherings. This year … Continue reading
This week our family saw an exhibition about public art in Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago focusing on important works of art enjoyed daily by thousands of Chicagoans and visitors to the city. In the Loop you can find … Continue reading
Back in 1995, we were mired in another boring in-service session, trying to look like we were fulfilling the mandate of the day. Then somebody—we’re not sure exactly who—wondered aloud about what it would be like to do something that … Continue reading
A day at a conference is always a nice change of pace and scenery. Today’s Council for American Studies Education Conference at the Chicago History Museum was a terrific learning experience that gave me a much needed late winter battery … Continue reading