Tag Archives: Books

Question-Comment-Connect: QC²

For several years now, teachers of all levels have made close reading a point of emphasis. Teachers, across disciplines, have urged students to circle, underline, and mark up the text. By having students close read texts, students will, theoretically, read … Continue reading

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The Lightning Thief As Difficult As The Odyssey…#Truth

Conducted an interesting experiment in my advance English 9 class recently. We are currently reading The Odyssey, Robert Fagles translation.  When asked after the first eight books of the epic, The most confusing part of The Odyssey so far is … Continue reading

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Eye Opening, Complex Insight on Middle East Conflict

The book club at Seymour Community High School, of which I am a member, read The Attack written by Yasmina Khadra for our March 2012 Book of the Month.  Recently we had the opportunity to discuss this compelling story of … Continue reading

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A Sacred Promise: The Joy of Faith and Hope – Update

The final edits and the full interior layout will be submitted to my publisher, Mill City Press, on Friday September 30, 2011.  The production of the book has not gone as smoothly as I thought it would, but, nevertheless, we … Continue reading

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A Sacred Promise: The Joy of Faith and Hope

My second non-fiction memoir, A Sacred Promise: The Joy of Faith and Hope, is currently in the production stage of the publishing process.  I am so excited about this manuscript!  I am eager for the final product to become a … Continue reading

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God’s Been Good To Me

I have been feeling somewhat nostalgic lately.  As 2010 comes to an end, I am nearing my 40th birthday in April.  The decade of my 30’s has been, in a word, amazing!! Desiree had a surprise birthday party for me … Continue reading

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Blogging…once again

It’s time to start blogging again.  In recent weeks I have had many inquiries as to why I have not been updating my blog.  First, I must say it is humbling knowing that people are interested in reading the blog. … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing: A Revealing Reflection

When I finally accepted the reality of self-publishing my first non-fiction memoir, Beyond the Scoreboard: Examining Teamwork, Tension, and Triumph in High School Athletics, I never realized how much of a learning experience this journey would ignite.  While there have … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

Just yesterday news broke that one of the players I had the opportunity to coach some years ago has been hired to replace the coach that replaced me. I am finishing my 14th year of teaching and continue to find … Continue reading

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The Canon of High School Literature

There have been many arguments throughout the decades regarding how the canon of literature is comprised at the high school level.  What books should be included in this collection?  What authors should be included in this collection?  Furthermore, what books … Continue reading

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