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May Reads June 1, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 2:12 am

Balancing Act: May Reads: Reading has always been my escape, well, as long as I can remember anyway. But like a lot of readers I’ve talked to recently, falling in…

 

Fads and Evidence in Education May 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 3:06 pm

This is why veteran teachers always greet the new “system” or “approach” or “theory” with hardcore skepticism. We’re too busy to chase silly trends just because they’re hot right now.

Robert Slavin's Blog

York, England, has a famous racecourse. When I lived there I never saw a horse race, but I did see women in town for the race all dressed up and wearing very strange contraptions in their hair, called fascinators. The picture below shows a couple of examples. They could be twisted pieces of metal or wire or feathers or just about anything as long as they were . . . well, fascinating. The women paraded down Mickelgate, York’s main street, showing off their fancy clothes and especially, I’d guess, their fascinators.

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The reason I bring up fascinators is to contrast the world of fashion and the world of science. In fashion, change happens constantly, but it is usually change for the sake of change. Fascinators, I’d assume, derived from hats, which women have been wearing to fancy horse races as long as there have been fancy horse races. Hats themselves…

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Art is Essential: Shakespeare in Quarantine May 24, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 8:53 pm

Balancing Act: Art is Essential: Shakespeare in Quarantine: Critical Read put out a call recently for short nonfiction posts about art that is seeing you through the pandemic. They rejected my submis…

 

Donate May 23, 2020

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Free Book Fundraiser May 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 6:17 pm

Happy to support my library and libraries in general! Hope many will choose to donate.

Friends of the Orange County Public Library

The Friends of the Orange County Public Library supports library programs that benefit our community, and the majority of funds are raised through used book sales. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 virus, the Friends was unable to hold a used book sale this spring.

Luckily, the Hillsborough area is home to many generous authors who’ve stepped in to help fill this fundraising deficit. From now through the end of June, if you renew your Friends membership at the Family Membership Level of $40 (or make a donation of $40 or more if you’ve already renewed), you can choose a book from a participating author as your free gift. Books will be mailed to any U.S. address, so you do not have to live in Orange County to donate. Hooray! For details, see the book list and author website links below.

Donations can be made online through our Donate page. You…

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Publishing in Quarantine: My New Releases May 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 1:38 am

Balancing Act: Publishing in Quarantine: My New Releases: Publishing is always weird. There are so many moving parts in this business, and whether you have a traditional publisher who navigates some…

 

The State of School, After Eight Weeks at Home May 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 3:31 pm

The Practical Pedagogue: The State of School, After Eight Weeks at Home: This is my eighth week of teaching from home. image source I know that there will be four more–my district will finish this school ye…