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Steve Chisnell

Royal Oak High School
1500 Lexington Blvd.
Royal Oak, MI 48073
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What We Hope For, And What Comes Between Us

What We Hope For, And What Comes Between Us

Hours after arriving in the United States and I am wrestling with questions that have dominated my weekend and been drawn more acute by it.  They are questions about not merely the gulfs of politics and ideology, but those of language. And not just about differing economies, but the intersections between mythological narratives and very […]

Cuba Redux

Cuba Redux

It’s been some years since I took a “Reality Tour” to Cuba. And while I have many memories of that trip, there are some parts of Cuba I worried about then, cracks in the communist walls against capitalist media and marketing that I feared might undermine some of the virtues I found there. Make no […]

Student ‘Grit’ Isn’t the Answer to Meet Educational Goals

Student ‘Grit’ Isn’t the Answer to Meet Educational Goals

Second in a series to The Oakland Press about education reforms and the classroom experience.   One of the reasons I have loved being a teacher for so long is the marvelous complexity and dynamic change in my day to day activities.  Nothing when done well is routine, and year to year the variety of […]

Key Education Objectives Should Remain Amidst Reform Measures

Key Education Objectives Should Remain Amidst Reform Measures

The following op-ed was written as the first of a series for The Oakland Press, part of my work as an EdVoice Fellow.   Is it possible for a teacher of nearly 30 years to change his thinking about what he teaches? When I was going to school in the 1970s, an era of Betamax, […]

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