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Feb 24 2013

Contemporary Civil Rights

I just finished watching Schindler’s List, and found it timely since in the past few weeks I have finally posted my pictures from my time abroad this past summer. I visited Berlin, Germany and Poland with my parents, and set foot onto the tumultuous ground of the Berlin Wall and Auschwitz. Today, while recognizing my complete inability to keep my eyes from pouring over with such a gut-wrenching film, I saw some connections that I’ve heard whispers of before, but never really drew the lines. In the 1930s and 40s, the Civil Rights movement centered in Germany and Poland with the plight of the Jews victimized in the Holocaust. Fast forward twenty years and while the American Civil Rights movement is in full swing, Germany is still struggling to regain rights for its citizens while its capital is cut in half by concrete and razor wire. What physical structures today…

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Nov 05 2012

Reflection

I greatly dislike grades. While they are often a motivator for my students, I don’t think they are an accurate representation of what my kids know. Their grades more accurately show what they’ve turned in instead of what they’ve learned. I want students to be able to show off what they’ve learned, not just complete…

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Nov 04 2012

In between

Halloween. Sixth period. The two girls had been arguing for weeks now and were regularly distracting Ole Miss’ class with their hollers. On this day though, all it took was a flying piece of paper. One girl gets out of her seat and takes her jacket off. I know what is coming. So I stand…

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Nov 04 2012

Duke

I have been teaching in Southwest Memphis for 65 days. 65 days or 16 weeks or 2 grading periods or 3 TAL Saturdays. The UGA football season is almost over, October has come and gone, Thanksgiving is around the corner. Time has passed. This past week as I graded my Biology classes’ Unit Tests I…

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