Category Archives: Politics

Advisory

This was something I wrote for a class on education on the topic of Advisory, a portion of Middle School classes devoted to helping students with their nonacademic lives. After reading the articles on advisory programs and classroom management, I … Continue reading

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Debates and ELLs

This was something I wrote for a class on Education on whether debate can help ELL (English Language Learner) students. I’m a fan of NPR’s Intelligence Squared podcast, which offers hours long Oxford style debates on contemporary issues. I also … Continue reading

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Helping English Language Learners

This was something I wrote for one of my classes when I was going for my education masters. One of the major issues in education in the United States is determining how to help ELLs (English Language Learners), students whose … Continue reading

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Concerns About English Language Learners

This was a final essay for one of my classes when I was going for my Education masters. If I wrote it now, I’d have some additional paragraphs on the troubles with students who speak unconventional languages such as Mixtec, … Continue reading

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Best Presidential Launching Pads

An interesting question was posed in a political debate: What is the best launching pad for the presidency? What is the best public office to hold if you want that job? In the 2016 election the Republicans nominated a reality … Continue reading

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Petrarch, Boccaccio and the Road to Latin Becoming a Dead Language

An aspect of the Humanist movement is that they emphasized the work of the past, but also favored writing in contemporary languages. Petrarch and Boccaccio get credit for their decision to write in Italian, rather than Latin, among the first … Continue reading

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Resources on District Policies

This was something I wrote for a class when I was going for my education masters. One of the difficulties for new and pre-service teachers is determining the standards in effect for a specific locality. My professor suggested that I … Continue reading

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