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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Joseph Conrad

“To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.”

Joseph Conrad
Richard Yates

“Never say anything that doesn’t improve on silence.”

Richard Yates
Louise Erdrich

“We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.”

Louise Erdrich
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English II: Outliers Exam Questions

On the test, you will be asked to answer three of the questions below, each in a well-developed paragraph of at least six sentences. Your answer should include specific detail from the text and our class discussions. There will also be a short answer portion of the test. What is the Matthew Effect and how does it […]

Ken Robinson and Socrates Stuff

Do Schools Destroy Creativity? Changing Education Paradigms Socrates Notes

Good Morning Remix: Enjoy

Enjoy this solid remix of the Good Morning song.

Education Test Questions

You should be prepared to answer each of the following questions with a fully-developed paragraph that includes references to the texts and videos we’ve discussed, our notes, and your insight. On the test itself, you will answer five questions from a list of six. Using at least three sources, one of whom should be Socrates, […]

Education Reform Paper Resources

The Prompt and Due Dates More information to come, but the assignment is located here. The final draft of the paper is due on December 11th, printed in class. The last date for first drafts will be Sunday, December 3. Resources for Writing a Research Paper Sample A Education Reform Paper Purdue Online Writing Lab MLA […]