Reading Aloud Is Essential to Quality Writing

Reading Aloud Is Essential to Quality Writing

Reading aloud is essential to quality writing. Most people associate reading aloud as an activity they were forced to endure during their time as a student. Memories of a teacher announcing that the students will be reading aloud are met with pleas to a deity for divine intervention. As the moment to read aloud approaches, visceral […]

Computer Technology, an Enabler or Crutch?

Computer Technology, an Enabler or Crutch?

IF YOU ASK ME……As a professor teaching Writing for T.V. and Screen Writing at CSU, (Chicago State University) students ask why I insist on the use of a dictionary, a small pocket book on grammar, and a thesaurus. They are quick to inform me that in this modern age of technology the computer checks for […]

The Trauma of Restraints: Eliminating Ineffective Approaches in the Classroom

The Trauma of Restraints: Eliminating Ineffective Approaches in the Classroom

It is happening all over the country. A seven-year-old handcuffed during his afterschool program for being hyper in Flint, Michigan. A South Carolina high school student forcibly yanked from her chair and restrained in her classroom. Autistic children confined and sprayed with water in Maryland. Recent media coverage and several “caught on cell phone” videos […]

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