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Is Digital Literacy as Important as Textual Literacy?

September 1, 2022 | Written by Brett Pierce

I am a fanatically dedicated believer in the idea that reading and writing form the basis for intelligence that will allow students to command a presence in the world after their…

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What are the Four Properties of Powerful Teachers?

June 2, 2022 | Written by Brett Pierce

While the answer to this could be a volume unto itself, the author of this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, cites Personality, Presence, Preparation…

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The Simple Essence of Podcasting for Your Students

August 1, 2022 | Written by Brett Pierce

Podcasts, to me, are these intimate experiences that emanate from disembodied voices directly into my ear. I have been investigating podcasts, trying to unmask…

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Who are the Shapers of Sensibility and Thought?

June 1, 2022 | Written by Brett Pierce

Recently, I finished re-reading Don DeLillo’s 1991 novel, Mao II. In that novel, the following exchange takes place: “For some time now I’ve had the feeling that…

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Who’s Got the Power of Knowledge?

June 6, 2022 | Written by Brett Pierce

In 2020, just weeks before the pandemic swept through America, I had the privilege to attend the 2020 Camden Conference in Maine. Moderated by NPR’s David Brancaccio, the theme…

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