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

Three Part Series on Story Structure

Okay, so this isn’t profound, brand new, or whatever. But it’s solid stuff, and I created it on the fly this week for students working from home. I thought maybe other folks – parents working with their students at home, … Continue reading

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Nothing Went as Planned, and Everything Will Be Okay: A(nother) 2020 Experience

All we can do is the best we can do, and it’s okay not to be okay. This week, as is the case so many places across the country, our school had a surprise shutdown on the occasion of a … Continue reading

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How to REALLY be Prepared for the 2020-2021 School Year

Challenge and Solution # 1 Challenge “I have been doing this for years / I’ve been training to teach a certain way. I can’t rely on that training/experience and have everything ready to go for online and in-person contexts.” Solution … Continue reading

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Teacher to Teacher: A Letter to a Naively Racist and Classist Younger Me

Steve, I’m here to address a problem that you’re going to want to dismiss as soon as you hear it. I’ll cut to the chase. When people talk about systemic racism, you are a part of the system perpetrating the … Continue reading

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The Bomb, Duck-and-Cover Drills, and You (today, right now)

Burt the Turtle is getting old enough that he requires an introduction where for a long time none would have been needed. In the 1950s through the 1980s, there existed a real threat that everything on Earth would end in … Continue reading

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