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The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry - On Being

<i>© Wendell Berry. This poem is excerpted from “The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry” and is reprinted with permission of the author and Counterpoint</i> …

How Startups In Hypergrowth Mode Can Tackle Diversity Before It’s A Problem

An exec from a recruiting software firm offers some actionable suggestions for hiring and retaining diverse people in tech.<p>With the spotlight on diversity and inclusion in the tech industry and beyond, there is a wealth of companies casting about for strategies that will ensure their employees …

Human Resources

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

2. Creative Thinking Is Work<p>You must show passion and the determination to immerse yourself in the process of developing new and different ideas. The …

Creativity

Preschool And Privilege: When Early Education Hinges On Parental Flexibility

My daughter starts full-time preschool next week, and we are all prepared. Her California grandma sent her a new backpack festooned with flowers and embroidered with her name. We bought sunflower-seed butter for her school lunches, because peanut butter is now banned so that no allergic child has …

Parenting

Memory and Delusion

<b>This is the first piece in a three-part Page-Turner series featuring Shirley Jackson’s lectures on writing. They are drawn from “Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings,” a collection of Jackson’s work which is out August 4th from Random House. Part two of the series is “On Fans</b> …

Living Rooms

Beyond Baileys: 10 Cream Liqueurs That Don't Suck

There's a world of cream liqueurs beyond the staple of Baileys and the realm of Irish creams as a whole. That's meant quite literally, as cream liqueurs hail from different countries and regions spanning the globe, inspired by indigenous spirits, fruits and ingredients.<p>Any distilled spirit could …

Whiskey

The 50 Best American Poetry Books of the Decade so Far

No poem in the preceding decade captured the spirit of the times more than Frederick Seidel’s “December.” The product of a Faustian pact, it fixed …

Literature

These Incredible Poems are Perfect for National Poetry Month

LIT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_336x280<p>April is National Poetry Month. First created in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry month is, …

Literature

17 Poets’ Quotes About Poetry

April is National Poetry Month, and it’s worth celebrating. But don’t take our word for it – just ask these poets about their craft and their …

This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege

With a recycling bin and some scrap paper.

Teaching

Why Teachers Need To Talk About Their Own Racial Bias: Report

As recent protests spur tough conversations about the racial bias of police officers, a national group of educators and policy analysts is urging teachers, too, to examine their prejudices -- especially in relation to school discipline.<p>Black students are suspended or expelled at triple the rate of …

Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions

<b>Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Essential questions are, ask Grant Wiggins defines, ‘essential’ in the sense of signaling …

Maya Angelou

5 James Baldwin Quotes That Foreshadowed Ferguson

James Baldwin, a black and gay literary lion known for classics like <i>Giovanni's Room</i> and <i>Go Tell It on the Mountain</i>, was a prescient speaker on civil …

One Year Later, Teenage Journalists are Still Schooling Their Principal on Integrity

In Neshaminy, Pennsylvania, students wear face paint to football games. There is a mascot in headdress. This is just kids having a good time, or so …

Wheel of emotions poster for writers

A while ago I shared one of these on Twitter and recommending printing it out and putting it near the desk; somebody asked “do you have a high-res …

Edutopia

How do you infect your students with passion? 2 simple ways for any age: http://bit.ly/1pAfc3X.<p>Thanks for the infographic, Thrively.

A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

Draft on These Ideas<p>Some 600 educators spent the past week thinking hard about project design during the PBL World conference in Napa, Calif., …

Bestseller Success Stories that Started Out as Self-Published Books

You write, you re-write, you edit, you tweak and when it's perfect, you submit. And then you get rejected. Many times, maybe by a person who didn't even read it. Rejection is painful because it instantly devalues your creation. Someone says this isn't worth publishing. Rejectees, take heart. Many …

Writing

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The Economic Case for Reparations

In his sweeping, data-driven piece published last week, Ta-Nehisi Coates asks if it’s time to consider far-reaching compensation for those wronged by …

Mia McKenzie: Writing Feels Exceptional

<i>Throughout June, I’ll be chatting with queer and trans artists of color about their work and their inspirations. Some are well known, others aren’t.</i> …

Crossings and Dwellings: Mundelein College and the Legacy of Catholic Women's Higher Education in Chicago

<b>Matthew J. Cressler</b><p>When most people (and many scholars) think of American religion and struggles for social justice, they tend to think first of the …

The Week in Review: #BringBackOurGirls

Inside Flipboard / May 16, 2014<p>One month after their abduction, nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls are still waiting to be rescued. Considered ransom by …

Infographic: From Disability to Criminality

<i>Editor’s note: Our series “Life Cycles of Inequity” explores the ways in which inequity impacts the lives of black men. Each month, we focus on a</i> …

Race, Disability and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

<i>Editor’s note: Our series “Life Cycles of Inequity” explores the ways in which inequity impacts the lives of black men. Each month, we focus on a</i> …