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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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Curiosity Saved My Life

I think a lot about privilege. White privilege. Male privilege. Hetero/straight/binary privilege. I’ve got privilege coming out of my ears. One of the many privileges from which I’ve benefitted has been a family that drove and fed my curiosity from … Continue reading

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Teaching Memo: Holocaust Education 7-Week Unit of Study

“So here it is – I’ve built this unit. It’s the plan I bring with me into a 7-week course on the Holocaust with my current sixth graders…” Continue reading

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Teaching Memo: My EdWeek Opinion Article – Hybrid Teaching Dos and Don’ts

Recently, I asked some 6th graders, “How do our to-do lists compare with Ms. M.’s playlists?”

“Yours are awful, Mr. Capone,” came the unflinching reply.

I smiled. “OK. Tell me why.” Continue reading

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