Posts in Miscellaneous
Bridging Curricular Silos Through Collaboration

In this week's blog post, Dr. Steve Bickmore, a good friend and a former colleague at LSU, whose expertise is in English Language Arts (ELA) Teacher Education and Young Adult (YA) Literature has co-authored a post that celebrates collaboration while pointing to the ways that Young Adult Literature can be used as a tool to bridge the subject silos of both Social Studies and English Language Arts classrooms.  

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What Spectacle...?

It is a crisp (high 30s) mid-April morning—in Mississippi we would say “cold morning!”—in Washington, DC as I commute from my Arlington, Virginia hotel to the Library of Congress. This day, for me, like that of so many Captial City commuters, requires using the Metro system--a fixture in this walking city.  Previously, this mode of travel seemed foreign, distant, and distasteful to this native Hoosier and current Mississippi resident.  Over the last couple of years, this 22 minute subway ride has become surprisingly comfortable and familiar. 

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