Category Archives: Literature

  1. CATE Conference 2018

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    March 29, 2018 by bhjames78

    A few weeks ago, Liz and I flew down to San Diego for our second CATE (California Association of Teachers …
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  2. Holiday Parties and The Dead

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    December 28, 2017 by bhjames78

    Every year, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, Liz and I read Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol aloud to …
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  3. Trolls, Moana, and Joseph Campbell: A Post About Why I Don’t Rope Anymore, and How I Will Again

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    August 13, 2017 by bhjames78

    Month before last, I read Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces.   I even posted on this blog, …
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  4. This is What Happens When Two English Teachers Raise a Child

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    June 27, 2017 by bhjames78

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO ENGLISH TEACHERS RAISE A CHILD:   4-year-old, to preschool teacher, upon arrival Monday morning: …
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  5. Teaching Native Son by Richard Wright, Part Three

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    June 15, 2017 by bhjames78

    The third part of my post on teaching Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, is up at Method to the Madness: Creating …
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  6. George Saunders

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    June 7, 2017 by bhjames78

    In the spring of 2008, I stood alone in a mostly empty hallway at Franklin High School, laughing out loud. …
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  7. Joseph Campbell on the Tyrant-Monster

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    June 3, 2017 by bhjames78

    “He had converted a public event to personal gain, whereas the whole sense of his investiture as king had been …
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