Tag Archives: NWP

Love That Durty Water

No, Boston’s not my home, but it wasn’t Ed Cobb’s either, and he wrote the song. Two years ago I spent a fairly epic six hours in the city. From the wharf jumping Merrow men, to the Denver hatin’ Cincinnati prison … Continue reading

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National Sanity Project

Everyone pays lip-service to the fact that  teaching is difficult, but let’s leave that for a while and talk about what’s easy. It’s easy to make decisions. Easy to write  policy. For instance, my school was “awarded” some of the … Continue reading

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Contact Your Senators: No on Coburn

The email I just sent to Senator Bennett: Dear Senator, As former head of Denver Public Schools, it is my hope that you do not need me to urge you to vote no on the Coburn Amendment which would gut … Continue reading

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Re Form: Why Libraries are the Future of School.

Recently, a  friend said, “Don’t you have to be crazy to be a high school teacher?” The answer I wanted to give was  more reflective than the context allowed,  but here’s what I would have said: Yes. You have to be … Continue reading

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Fire Starting

I have not been to the National Writing Project’s Annual Meeting.  I usually save my travel time and dollars for the NWP’s Urban Sites conference (Boston this year!). However, longing keeps accosting me. Mostly because I follow people on Twitter … Continue reading

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Looking for It: Part Two

I used to say I don’t blog because if I did, I’d never have time to write. In my writing life, I see myself as a novelist, and I have to fight to fit that role into the confines of … Continue reading

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