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POETRY, EAGLES AND AWESOMENESS

The first discussion we have in the English 12 Poetry Unit is about truth.

Too many people consider poetry to be something that exists on a continuum between fluff and falsehood. This drives us Humanities types batty. Many hold to the mistaken idea that a thing is true if it is factual. Poetry isn’t usually factual; therefore, we think it isn’t true.

This is a narrow notion of truth, and I challenge it in my class from the outset.

Whoa-ness of Eagles

Perrine’s Literature, a text book we used to use, talks about the difference between encyclopedic facts of […]

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TYM VERSUS THE WEEDS

I am an admitted “neat freak” and I am okay with that. Regularly, I get razzed for how organized my office is. “You can’t be very busy because your office is always neat and clean.” The truth is, I just cannot work when there is disorganization.

By the way, if you ever come into my office and find it a mess, you know I must be really stressed.

Just saying.

Digging out the offenders

This need for organization plays out in my yard and especially in my lawn at home. I hate weeds. It is pretty simple; I like my green, […]

By |September 17, 2018|Categories: Custom-Fit Education, Middle School|

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