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Archive for May, 2013

Inspiring individuality and acceptance in a diverse classroom.


I attended a thought-provoking and relevant workshop today focusing on “Differentiating Instruction with Web 2.0”. Before we delved into various technology applications to facilitate differentiating the student-centered classroom, our brilliant instructor shared this video to build his case and captivate our minds about how crucial it is that we meet our diverse learners where they […]

President Obama Delivers Morehouse Commencement Address


In spite of the rain, President Obama’s words radiated hope and encouragement to the class of 2013. What words do you find most inspiring? Listen for the line about the goods you can buy versus the good you can do!

“Where I’m From” – poems inspired by George Ella Lyons


Using George Ella Lyons’ poem “Where I’m From” as a model, write a poem that emulates her style while capturing your experience, personality, and heritage.

As you reflect upon this school year, what makes you most proud? What do you wish you could do over?


Self-reflection is a powerful tool for assessing you accomplishments as well as what is required to continue to learn and improve. As you respond to the prompt, please be as candid as possible.

Is it possible to die from a “broken heart”? In other words, can devastating sadness or grief kill someone?


What do you think it would be like if you were a child living in a war-torn country?


In the novel Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi, our protagonist and narrator Sookan was born in North Korea when it was occupied by the Japanese. Forbidden to speak, worship, dress, or celebrate their Korean heritage; their oppression is a reminder of some of the cruelties inflicted upon Africans when they were enslaved […]

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