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Normally I like to open with a little story, a way to relate life in general with what I am going to be talking about/introducing you to. This time though, I find that I am at a total loss. I am so blown away by this latest news that I honestly could not think of a greater lead-in than just admitting that I could not think of a greater lead-in.

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Starbucks Sends You To School

Jun 18, 14 Starbucks Sends You To School

Posted by in Education

Starbucks has embraced the fact that they are, in many ways, a stepping stone -- a means to an end. And they’re perfectly okay with this. In fact, they’re going out of their way to accommodate the larger life goals of their employees by teaming up with Arizona State University.

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Promoting Public Libraries

Jun 11, 14 Promoting Public Libraries

Posted by in Education

Regularly, I have the discussion with students about how to complete research. And regularly, students have never used a library to do research, or really to do anything. Every time I have this discussion, I am shocked, saddened, and a little worried.

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Rethinking Green Death: Binding A Book With Human Skin

Jun 10, 14 Rethinking Green Death: Binding A Book With Human Skin

Posted by in Education, WTF???

People around the world love to collect books of all shapes and forms. People will collect books specifically for what they are bound in whether that be leather, gold, or human skin. Wait…what!?! Books are bound in human skin? No way!

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American Literature No Longer Exists

Jun 04, 14 American Literature No Longer Exists

Posted by in An English Angle, Education

If the UK's diminutive but belligerent Education Secretary, has his way, pupils here will not get the chance to learn the classics of American literature. Books like Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and Arthur Miller's play The Crucible are going to be airbrushed from literary history.

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Levar Burton Seeks Kickstarter Pledges For Reading Rainbow

May 29, 14 Levar Burton Seeks Kickstarter Pledges For Reading Rainbow

Posted by in Education, Technology

One out of every four American children will grow up illiterate. This statistic from Levar Burton should scare all of us. But it should also inspire us, as Burton is using Kickstarter to finance his plan to take Reading Rainbow to the World Wide Web and to school classrooms all over the country.

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Active Is Always Best

May 02, 14 Active Is Always Best

Posted by in Education

Recently, students have asked questions about verbs and active and passive voice. This made me think perhaps a good education grammar blog would be over active and passive voice.

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I, You, She: Wait, Who’s This Essay About?

May 01, 14 I, You, She: Wait, Who’s This Essay About?

Posted by in Education

It has been quite some time since the last grammar blog, so let’s take a look at narrative perspective, otherwise called point of view. Now, point of view is the perspective in which an essay, story, or poem is written.

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Qualities Of Followers

Apr 25, 14 Qualities Of Followers

Posted by in Education, Lifestyle

Recently I wrote about the qualities that make a good leader, particularly in academia, but I think that it is also important to know that one must also be a good follower. Many of the characteristics of a good leader are also those of a good follower.

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Happy Birthday, Old Bard

Apr 24, 14 Happy Birthday, Old Bard

Posted by in Education

This week, specifically April 23, 2014, is the time to dust off your favorite tragedy, comedy, history, or sonnet because the world celebrates William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.

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