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An opinion piece in yesterday’s New York Times really made a deep impression on me as an educator. It was written by Libyan novelist Hisham Matar, and entitled:  ‘‘Books Can Take You Places Donald Trump Doesn’t Want You to Go.”  Mattar writes about how books can help us ”stumble upon ourselves in the lives and lands...
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Starting today, the Shoah Foundation, an education group from the University of Southern California that disseminates information about the Holocaust to schools, will release a new activity, resource, or professional development opportunity, one per day, for the first 100 days of President Trump’s term of office. The initiative is called ”100 Days to Inspire Respect”...
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An old tale has it that a man visits a friend and wants to borrow his donkey for the day.  The friend tells him he’s sorry but he lent his donkey out.  The man leaves the house, but as he goes he hears the donkey braying in the back yard. He rushes back to the...
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Today I’m beginning a new category for my blog entitled Trump Watch.  It will consist of blog posts specifically related to Donald Trump and how his pronouncements and policies affect learning and human development, especially as it relates to our children. In a Tweet Thursday, Trump said that the U.S should greatly expand its nuclear capability....
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The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has left many people upset, confused, angry, and powerless.  A good way to defuse these feelings is by becoming proactive, particularly in those areas where Trump is likely to promote destructive legislation, formulate dangerous foreign policies, modify cultural discourse, or ignite irrational elements within...
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