Author Archives: Steve Capone

About Steve Capone

Interested in Domestic and Foreign Policy, Ethics, and Political Thought. Part-time adjunct instructor of Philosophy and full-time Middle School educator. Europhile, historiophile, & bibliophile. @CaponeTeaches on Twitter M.S. Philosophy (Univ. of Utah 2013) M.A. Humanities (Univ. of Chicago 2007) B.A. Philosophy & English (Washington & Jefferson College 2006

Ender’s Game: A Belated Reading & Irrelevant Review

** spoiler alert ** This book was fine and was good as a kids’ adventure book, however… it was not well-written in terms of character development, use of language (think economy, setting-derived vernacular, and figurative language) and generally in terms … Continue reading

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Spoiler-Free Review of Speak No Evil, my favorite film at Sundance 2022

When a Danish family visits a Dutch family they’ve met on holiday, what are easily brushed aside as cultural differences charge the battery in the slow-burn horror that is Speak No Evil. The psychological and social horror that characterize this … Continue reading

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In Memoriam, my best friend

Grown men don’t usually refer to their friends as “best friends”. We have friends, buddies, pals, associates, peers, and even bros – but most of us left the tag “best friends” back in grade school. I met John in 2006. … Continue reading

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Sharing Gratitude for Podcast Guest Appearances

I’m always game to talk about education – about pedagogical methods, about the “Why” behind what we do, how things might be changed for improvement, and anything else. Because I’ve been meeting less with my curriculum team and middle school … Continue reading

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Students at the Helm (for real)

[I]n Humanities, we had some academic goals focused on the stages of the writing process that could be achieved through a few different content avenues. So, I polled the students… Continue reading

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