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Musings on Bradbury's ʻFahrenheit 451ʼ and education

Image via English Wikipedia I just re-read Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451.” Many have said it’s about censorship, but it’s not, at least at the core. It touches on anti-intellectualism and a society which lets itself — not solely by governmental

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Posted in Education, Society

Autumn 2011 Write Edit Teach Update from the Author

Hello, all! I just wanted to give you a brief update on what’s going on with me. I just wrapped up over two months of English teaching at a summer camp in Spain. In fact, it’s the same camp that

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Posted in Teaching and Tutoring, Technology, Writing

An update from the author…

To anyone who reads this, I’m still alive. You probably know through either my main Web site or my Twitter account that I spent a third summer teaching English at a Spanish summer camp. But you may be asking why

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Posted in Web Content Creation

Malamanteau, English, and the evolution of language

The headline “Wikipedia goes crazy after XKCD has a strip that ‘invents’ a new word” on social news site Reddit screamed at me this morning. I just knew there was going to be something interesting to come from this. As

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Posted in Linguistics

More blog writing outside of writediteach.com

Hey all! I just wanted to let you all know that I’m doing some writing outside of this blog. Michael and the very kind folks over at LearnTheNet.com have given me yet another forum for writing. They’ve specifically asked me

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Posted in Teaching and Tutoring, Web Content Creation

Complexity, critical thinking, and how we write, edit, and teach

              Overcoming complexity requires critical thinking and reasoning skills, which are essential for most people who write, edit, and teach. The above text comes from inputting my blog address into the site Wordle.net, which

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Posted in Editing, Teaching and Tutoring, Writing

How technology and the Internet have changed what we write, edit, and teach: Part 1

Technology and the Internet have changed how we write, edit, and teach. But how have things changed for these professions? Ah, 1993! I was attending the University of Missouri-Columbia and found myself researching in both the university library and the

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Posted in Editing, Teaching and Tutoring, Writing

Experimenting with writing

When writers, teachers, and students experiment with writing, new doorways to creativity and learning are opened. One of the most influential teachers I had in grade school was also the most subtle. My high school English teacher, Mrs. Christiansen, was

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Posted in Teaching and Tutoring, Writing

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