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BEING GREAT AT BEING GREAT…

November 1st, 2014

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WITH SIX BILLION YOU GET EGG ROLL…

October 31st, 2014

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A MONK STOPS AT A HOT DOG VENDER AND ASKS…

October 30th, 2014

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES OUT…

October 29th, 2014

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THE SKINNY ON THE SKINNY LAND…

October 28th, 2014

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SO, HOW DO WE FIX THIS…?

October 11th, 2014

TAPE THIS TO YOUR CHILD’S BEDROOM DOOR…

October 5th, 2014

WHAT PRECISELY IS ALMOST…?

September 24th, 2014

A BIT OF WISDOM FOR MY STUDENTS…

September 22nd, 2014

STEPHEN KING ON ELEMENTARY EDUCATION…

September 21st, 2014

In the current issue of The Atlantic, Jessica Lahey interview Stephen King in How Stephen King Teaches Writing. Here are a few bits I found interesting. Lahey: If your writing had not panned out, do you think you would have continued teaching? King: Yes, but I would have gotten a degree in elementary ed. I […]

STEPHEN KING ON TEACHERS AND WRITERS…

September 20th, 2014

In the current issue of The Atlantic, Jessica Lahey interview Stephen King in How Stephen King Teaches Writing. Here are a few bits I found interesting. Lahey: You paint a pretty bleak picture of teachers as professional writers. Teaching is, after all, a “consumptive profession,” as a friend of mine puts it, and it can […]

STEPHEN KING ON WRITING ESSAYS…

September 19th, 2014

In the current issue of The Atlantic, Jessica Lahey interview Stephen King in How Stephen King Teaches Writing. Here are a few bits I found interesting. Lahey: You have called informal essays “silly and unsubstantial things,” not at all useful for teaching good writing. What kinds of essay assignments are useful? King: I tried to […]

CUE BUDDY RYAN…

September 18th, 2014

San Diego unified school district said it was painting its MRAP white and hoping to use the Red Cross symbol on it to assuage community worries, said Ursula Kroemer, a district spokeswoman. The MRAP had been stripped of weapon mounts and turrets and would be outfitted with medical supplies and teddy bears for use in […]

STEPHEN KING ON FIRST DRAFTS…

September 18th, 2014

In the current issue of The Atlantic, Jessica Lahey interview Stephen King in How Stephen King Teaches Writing. Here are a few bits I found interesting. Lahey: You extol the benefits of writing first drafts with the door closed, but students are often so focused on giving teachers what they want and afraid of making […]

STEPHEN KING ON CUTTING WORDS…

September 17th, 2014

In the current issue of The Atlantic, Jessica Lahey interview Stephen King in How Stephen King Teaches Writing. Here are a few bits I found interesting. Lahey: By extension, how can writing teachers help students recognize which words are required in their own writing? King: Always ask the student writer, “What do you want to […]

STEPHEN KING ON SENTENCE DIAGRAMMING…

September 16th, 2014

In the current issue of The Atlantic, Jessica Lahey interview Stephen King in How Stephen King Teaches Writing. Here are a few bits I found interesting. Lahey: While I love teaching grammar, I am conflicted on the utility of sentence diagramming. Did you teach diagramming, and if so, why? King: I did teach it, always […]

ME TOO, WALT… ME TOO…

September 14th, 2014

COMING SOON TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL…

September 12th, 2014

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE…

September 12th, 2014

CHARLES W. KINGSFIELD JR. SPEAKS…

September 11th, 2014

The study of law is something new and unfamiliar to most of you; unlike any schooling you’ve ever been though before. We used the Socratic method here; I call on you, ask you a question and you answer. Why don’t I just give you a lecture? Because through my questions you learn to teach yourselves. […]

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