An Invitation to DO SOMETHING about the Environment

Originally posted on Life in the Boomer Lane:
In a world that sometimes feels like it’s going to hell in a handbasket (and the handles of the hand-basket are ratty and chafing), Life in the Boomer Lane invites you to step back and ask the following: “What kind of world to we want for our grandchildren?”  LBL’s own answer is “One that is better, in many ways, than this one.” Let’s start with a topic close to LBL’s heart, the environment. She would say “With all due respect to legislators who consistently avoid taking action on environmental issues…,” but she has no due… Continue reading An Invitation to DO SOMETHING about the Environment

Sam Asks: What Influence Does Our Reading Baggage Hold Over Us?

Originally posted on Reflections of a Book Addict:
Source: http://www-t.nationalgeographic.com/traveler/images/st_luggage0610/st_luggage0610.jpg Everyone has baggage. It’s just a fact. Every book you’ve read, relationship you’ve had, and song you’ve heard add up to your life experience. It’s what makes you who you are. Everyone’s baggage looks different. Everyone’s baggage affects them differently. There’s no telling what’s in somebody else’s suitcase, even people you know well, or think you know well. A colleague and I had an experience with this recently. We were co-teaching a lesson in close reading to about twenty 6th grade students. The idea was that the students would investigate the theme of… Continue reading Sam Asks: What Influence Does Our Reading Baggage Hold Over Us?

Barnet to host MK Dons in a pre-season friendly following promotion to the Football League

Originally posted on CitiBlog Milton Keynes:
Barnet have confirmed they will host Championship newcomers MK Dons in a pre-season friendly this summer. Karl Robinson’s men will travel to The Hive on Saturday, July 25 for a 3pm kick-off. Following their promotion back to the Football League the Bees are getting ready for life in League 2 with friendlies against the Dons and their local rivals Peterborough. Tickets for the fixture will be announced at a later date. MK Dons pre-season schedule so far: Saturday 18th July – Newport Pagnell Town (a) Saturday 18th July – Buckingham Athletic (a) Monday 20th July… Continue reading Barnet to host MK Dons in a pre-season friendly following promotion to the Football League

Advice for Submitting Work for Publication

Originally posted on radical eyes for equity:
While I have blogged before about submitting work as a student and author, I want to focus here on submitting work for publication in academic, scholarly, or professional venues, especially work submitted by K-12 teachers and university scholars. For those new to submitting work for publication, an important first step is understanding academic and professional publishing. Academic/professional journals and books are edited and managed often by teachers and professors who are rarely paid for that work, and thus, must edit and manage along with maintaining their full-time academic work. IMPORTANT: Submit your work… Continue reading Advice for Submitting Work for Publication

It’s Not Just You

Originally posted on The Daily Dahlia:
Confession: probably my biggest pet peeve on the planet is when people start a question with “Am I the only one who…?” No. You’re not. You’re not the only one who writes that way, reads that way, likes that food, likes that band, thinks Benedict Cumberbatch sounds like a Game of Thrones character or looks like someone squeezed Spongebob and stuck googly eyes on him…you’re just not. But. There’s a different kind of “Is it just me?” feeling, and that’s the stress of when you’re drowning in something and nobody’s talking about it and… Continue reading It’s Not Just You