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Marcia Powell

August 3, 2015

Lines of Civility In Your Classroom


Online, you know when the line of civility is crossed, but it's tough to define sometimes.  You're in a group phone or video conversation and the tone shifts.  Someone responds with a brick-headed comment or message is designed to be offensive to another person. We've all been there in the Valley of the Trolls.  And there are some solutions out there to help you in the process

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Liz Prather

June 30, 2015

The Dylann Roofs I Have Known


In 1996, I assigned my class to read an essay by an African-American author and came face to face with racist resistance.  When I saw the arrest of South Carolina Dylann Roof for the killing of nine people, I recognized that face from many I had seen in my own classroom. 

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