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National Poetry Month

Apr 11, 14 National Poetry Month

Posted by in Education, Seasonal

April is a time when poets and poetry lovers promote this genre of writing. April was chosen so that the highest amount of participation and celebration could happen.

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Shooting With Timothy Olyphant

Apr 09, 14 Shooting With Timothy Olyphant

Posted by in Education, Media & Entertainment

If you have been following my writing the last year or so, you know I am obsessed with Timothy Olyphant. That is especially true in his current role as US Deputy Marshall Raylan Givens on FX Network's Justified. So you can imagine my immense delight when I discovered this gem.

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STEM Music Videos Help Students Learn

Apr 08, 14 STEM Music Videos Help Students Learn

Posted by in Education, Science

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are all disciplines that need interested students. However, the STEM disciplines find themselves struggling for good participants, especially good female participants. Thus, current researchers and scientists are looking into ways to perk up interest.

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The Wisdom Of Older Women

Mar 27, 14 The Wisdom Of Older Women

Posted by in Education

I attended the funeral of a friend's mom today and it made me start thinking of all the older women in my life who have left and impression. This lady was a big influence in my childhood. I'm a lucky woman.

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First Day At School – Tablets And A Beating

Mar 18, 14 First Day At School – Tablets And A Beating

Posted by in An English Angle, Education, Technology

A couple of days ago I got into conversation with someone much younger than I am about our different experiences of our earliest days at school. The subject arose because the lady in question’s daughter “needed” an iPad for school.

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Celebrate Reading In March

Mar 17, 14 Celebrate Reading In March

Posted by in Education, Seasonal

Amazon posted recently with suggestions for National Reading Month, which happens to be March. It seems to stem from a National Educators Association effort called “Read Across America.” During the entire month of March, schools focus students on reading.

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Helping Children Imagine More

Mar 12, 14 Helping Children Imagine More

Posted by in Education, Health

Teaching children how to be creative is on many parent’s to-do lessons list. Almost all good parents are interested in increasing their kids’ imagination, social skills, and problem-solving abilities while simultaneously minimizing their sedentary time. A recent study shows just how parents can do all of this.

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Creativity Does It Differently

Mar 11, 14 Creativity Does It Differently

Posted by in Education, Science

In today’s world, much would be lost without the creative types. Artists and writers and creatives all around may seem weird or on their own planet, but they contribute much to the world, society, communities, and relationships. The truth is that creativity is simply hard to pin down and understand.

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A Writer’s Process (Part Two)

Feb 28, 14 A Writer’s Process (Part Two)

Posted by in Education

Part 1 of this series discussed prewriting steps including topic development, brainstorming, research, and outline. For this second piece, let’s take a look at the drafting steps, which include rough drafting, revision, and peer workshop.

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A Writer’s Process (Part One)

Feb 27, 14 A Writer’s Process (Part One)

Posted by in Education

For the next two installments in the grammar and writing blogs, let’s look at the writing process. For all writers—be they fiction, poetry, journalists, or academic essay writers—we all have steps we take to write.

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