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  • Life StylePhoto of Self Care Sunday: Terrible Holiday Planning Advice

    Self Care Sunday: Terrible Holiday Planning Advice

    [This post was originally written by Lou at Grounded Parents] Welcome to what the British call the “Festive Season.” Here in the US, starting with this Thursday’s Thanksgiving and continuing through the winter months we will be faced with a literal gauntlet of family gatherings, festive events, religious and secular observances, and large scale meals that we will often have to…

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  • Life StylePhoto of Self Care Sunday: My Year of No

    Self Care Sunday: My Year of No

    [This post was originally written by Deek at Grounded Parents] I have never been one to say “no,” easily, partly because there were so many things I wanted to do, and partly because I was raised on a steady diet of “you can do anything you put your mind to,” and “there are always ways to make it work.” I…

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  • FeaturedPhoto of SoD Xpost: Our Cultural Obsession with College is Misguided and Dangerous

    SoD Xpost: Our Cultural Obsession with College is Misguided and Dangerous

    [Content note: youth suicide, mental illness] The following article was originally posted on School of Doubt. Read it there or catch the beginning below. One chilly morning in my Junior year of high school, a boy who sat a few desks behind me in my AP Calculus class came into school early, parked his car in the student lot, set…

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  • ActivismPhoto of SoD Cross-post: BYU doesn’t deserve my job application (or yours)

    SoD Cross-post: BYU doesn’t deserve my job application (or yours)

    This post was originally published on School of Doubt. Read it there or catch the beginning below. The conventional wisdom when it comes to the academic job hunt is to apply for every open position, no matter what it is or where it is located. After all, the reasoning goes, beggars can’t afford to be choosers, and you never know what…

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  • Anti-SciencePhoto of SoD Cross-post: Anti-vax “prof” ignites scandal at Queen’s U

    SoD Cross-post: Anti-vax “prof” ignites scandal at Queen’s U

    This post was originally published on School of Doubt. Read it there or catch the beginning below. This week the Principal and Provost of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario publicly acknowledged student complaints that an instructor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies was promoting anti-vaccine materials in a basic health class. The instructor in question, Melody Torcolacci, is reported…

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  • ActivismPhoto of School of Doubt CrossPost: Literacy Privilege

    School of Doubt CrossPost: Literacy Privilege

    Note: This article was originally posted on School of Doubt. Go there for the whole thing, or read the beginning below. If you use social media, chances are you’ve seen the following Glove and Boots video floating around on the internets:     Now, as an educator I absolutely 100% believe that we should be doing our best to teach…

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  • Guest BloggersPhoto of SoD Cross Post: Perspective

    SoD Cross Post: Perspective

    The following was originally posted by Jennifer at School of Doubt. Read it there or catch the beginning below. Teaching is all about perspective. January 23rd, 2014 changed mine. Thursday January 23rd was truly a perfect storm day for me. It started when I arrived at school and I realized that, as I was about to get out of my…

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