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Spare the Rod; Spoil the Child

The rumored reunion of The Fugees means almost nothing to my students, who were mere toddlers when the group topped the Billboard charts in 1996.  I am always surprised when my references in class to 1980s and early ’90s cultural … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

Last week, preparation dominated my classroom.  In English III, we are about to begin reading The Great Gatsby. Working together and in groups, we first explored F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life, and then the “Jazz Age” he christened.  We talked about … Continue reading

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