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Review: Thoughts on Belonging through a Culture of Dignity

I have been participating in a study group over the summer on the text by Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple. I’ll update this post when the course is completely over, but here is what I wrote for the final chapter in the online LMS: I LOVED the PSSM (The Psychological Sense of School Membership, Goodenow […]


Books I am Reading

Many Children Left Behind Subtitled “How the No Child Left Behind Act is Damaging our Children and our Schools.”  by Deborah Meier et al.  This was published in 2004, but the comments by people from many aspects of the education world are still pretty current. If anything, they have more meaning as time has gone […]


book review: My Life in France

My Life in France by Julia Child/Alex Prud’homme is well worth the time spent savoring her memories in the same way a visit with an elderly relative brightens both your days. Though Mrs. Child died just before publication, the book reads the way she spoke to people; her nephew (great-nephew) did a wonderful job. I […]


book review: Heroics for Beginers

Heroics for Beginners by John Moore is a silly little novel with clever twists and turns, some good humor and some rather adolescent inclusions of naughtiness. I would not recommend this for people with any hang-ups about sex or sexual practices (though those parts are few they seem to occur gratuitously and interrupt the flow […]


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