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Dear Parents: Why I Write Letters to the Parents of My Students

by Jim Burke I am a parent of a 21-year-old young man (studying Arabic in Jordan for the year), a 19-year-old son (majoring in Business), and a newly-turned-15-year-old daughter who is a freshman at a big public high school in San Francisco (the same school her grandmother, who lives with us, attended 75 years ago!). […]

Is your class more like an essay or a story?

by Jim Burke Whether your class is more of an essay than a story, the real question is whether it makes sense and your students leave having learned or otherwise been changed by it. This leads to other questions: If our class is an essay, how is each day similar to a sentence, and each week akin […]

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