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Steve Chisnell (um, on the right) is a teacher at Royal Oak (MI) High School.

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    The Challenge of Finding Wisdom

    The Challenge of Finding Wisdom

    A response to Michael Godsey The following post was written in response to an article in The Atlantic. Unfortunately, that publication rejected my response, citing it as too complex.  Really?  I mean, really?   In Plato’s Apology, we learn that many who claim to...

    Cold Buckets of Charity

    Cold Buckets of Charity

    The internet's claim that the Ice Bucket Challenge is "ubiquitous" is understatement, but the use of the term implies its over-reach, its annoying domination. True enough, within hours of its seizure of FaceBook and Twitter, Vine and YouTube, critics of the...

    Student Blogs as Published Work I – Accountability

    Student Blogs as Published Work I – Accountability

    One of several posts on my old blog, From the Trenches, about the craft of teaching.   I: Accountability I know, another teacher writing about student blogs? It’s true that edtech folks have been praising the power of blogs for students for several years,...

    Bambi in Boyland 3: The American Forest

    Bambi in Boyland 3: The American Forest

    This a 3-part series as a model for student work. Bambi in Boyland: How Disney’s Fawn Reflects American Morals Part Three: The American Forest: How Lost is the Dream of Success? The American Dream must be re-envisioned. It’s time to abandon goals of material wealth...

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