Month: September 2017

Blog Post If I knew I wouldn’t fail…

If I knew I wouldn’t fail…

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? Have you ever asked your students this question? You might be surprised at what they tell you.  For the last few years I’ve started the year in my 7th and 8th grade Language Arts class with a small unit on Famous Failures. Our students often feel that …

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Books for Teens Soldier Boys – Teen Review

Soldier Boys – Teen Review

Teen review of Soldier Boys by Dean Hughes. Dieter Hedrick, age ten and a member of the Jungvolk and Spencer Morgan, age fifteen, a regular boy who lives in Utah with his family are on opposite sides of the war, but lean they have more similarities than differences. Dieter grew up on Germany, indoctrinated into …

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