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The obvious, and not so obvious, heroes

At the end of every school year, my children always make a little craft for their teachers — just a little something to remember them by (as if anyone could forget my rambunctious son!). Last year, however, my son entered the 6th grade and had many teachers...

Heroes

Who is your hero?  Is it someone famous or someone you know personally? Ask a child who their hero is and I bet 9 times out of 10 it’s somebody they know personally.  A parent, a family member, a teacher.  Quite similarly, the people I look up to as a teacher are…

We’re all in this together

It would be difficult for me to choose a personal hero in the field of education. My eleventh grade AP English teacher comes to mind (she taught me how to THINK), but what does she do for the field of education at large? The faculty in the MAT@USC also come to mind..

It’s all coming together

Recently, I’ve been aware of this fascinating convergence of theory, practice, perspective, and personal experience. What I viewed as unrelated elements have begun coalesce around the concept of “adolescent literacy.” Here’s how it’s happening…

I am cardinal and gold

On a warm September 28, armed with my computer, headphones, notebook, and a pen, I created a little office out on the deck, shaded by the patio umbrella and surrounded by the bees buzzing, the birds chirping, and the smell of blooming mums in the garden I should...

The Trojan Family

Just as it is with any organization or group, being a part of the USC community is what you make of it. You decide whether or not you utilize the career center, network with alumni, or to wear your USC sweatshirt everywhere with pride...