Let Them Eat Cake: How Teachers Can Resist Banned Words

Used with permission from Susan DuFresne Let Them Eat Cake: How Teachers Can Resist Banned Words Words never uttered can be extremely significant. Often the perception of words said (or unsaid) carry more importance than truth. In October of 1789, Marie Antoinette did not look down at the swarming hordes of fishmonger women storming the Palace on Versailles and... Continue Reading →

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The Great American Witch Hunt

The story of Mrs. G, a modern witch in sensible shoes. Mrs. G rises from her desk, crosses the room, and forcefully grabs a tissue from the box, part of the bulk pack she purchased with her own funds before that first September paycheck arrived. She hates herself for getting upset. She should be nonplussed.... Continue Reading →

I was born on 9/11/2001…

It’s Monday, January 3o, 2017, in America. I ask the students sitting in front of me if they have any questions about current events. I preface it with my usual ground rules: a) we will be respectful; b) we will try to see many perspectives; c) we do not have to agree with one another,... Continue Reading →

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