Author Archives: Steve Capone

About Steve Capone

Interested in Domestic and Foreign Policy, Ethics, and Political Thought. One-time adjunct instructor and current full-time educator of small humans. Europhile, historophile, & bibliophile. M.S. Philosophy (Univ. of Utah 2013) M.A. Humanities (Univ. of Chicago 2007) B.A. Philosophy & English (Washington & Jefferson College 2006

Road Trip in Utah

It really is something to be able to say that it’s possible to see several national parks (and one state park) in one weekend. These weekend excursions tend to be whirlwinds for our family. and this occasion was no exception. … Continue reading

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What Elementary Teachers can Learn from Academic Philosophy

One of the best parts about my career shift from the academy to elementary (middle-level, specifically) education is the level of support and enthusiasm offered when educators get together to discuss how to be better at what we do. When … Continue reading

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Students Learning From Gaming

Last week, I wrote about bringing Dungeons & Dragons to the after-school classroom (incidentally, D&D was in the Times opinion section this past weekend) and about how I more-or-less stumbled into the whole thing. Today I’m writing just a bit … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love D&D (or, How I Unintentionally Brought Dungeons & Dragons to my Middle School)

Come with me on this journey of discovery and fun. This is a long one, but maybe you’ll get something out of it. Permit yourself to have a good time being a kid. It’ll end well. – – – At … Continue reading

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The Summer 2019 Grand Adventure is Planned!

My special friends: Summer 2019 is on the docket! My wife and I, still counting as newlyweds I think, are headed for the Continent for a two-week honeymoon – much delayed and much anticipated. It’s a different experience for me … Continue reading

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