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New U.S. Poet Laureate: A Southerner To The Core : NPR

Natasha Trethewey, 46, is among the youngest U.S. poet laureates and only the second to hail from the South. Trethewey's work explores issues of mixed race, history and memory.
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Braves new world: tax avoidance meets brand rehab

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I went to Turner Field Wednesday for the first time this year with some friends. We penciled in the date weeks ago because it looked like the Braves might be in the thick of a playoff race.
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Living and working with a chronic illness

Living and working with a chronic illness | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Last week was Chronic Illnesses week. Last week was also the first week of classes at my institution, so time and energy for reflective blogging was at a pretty low ebb. But perhaps it's in keeping...
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Notes Toward a Live Poetry Journal: Performance and Digital Placemaking in "Verse Wisconsin" - Hybrid Pedagogy

Notes Toward a Live Poetry Journal: Performance and Digital Placemaking in "Verse Wisconsin" - Hybrid Pedagogy | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
This article is a response submitted for our series about critical digital pedagogy. See the original CFP for details. Poetry is a way of knowing, like numbers, like facts, like photographs and video....
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Taking Names and Giving Feedback

Taking Names and Giving Feedback | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Switching over to standards based grading or no grading at all in a system that values the grade above all else can be a daunting endeavor, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't attempt it. After two weeks of school, the conversation has shifted in my classroom and I'm eager to continue my work with throwing out grades altogether.
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West Chester U. cancels poetry conference, reassigns director

X.J. Kennedy, an eminent poet, has heard repeatedly how important the West Chester University Poetry Conference is to the writers who attend. It is one of the largest and most respected in the...
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Higher health insurance deductibles giving workers pain

When workers across Georgia crack open their annual employee benefits packages this fall, many will likely feel immediate relief.
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First look at The 9 project in downtown Cleveland, where Ameritrust redo is nearly done (gallery)

First look at The 9 project in downtown Cleveland, where Ameritrust redo is nearly done (gallery) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Work on most of the complex will be finished by this weekend, though a Heinen's Fine Foods grocery store won't open in the Cleveland Trust Rotunda until early 2015.
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Party like it's 1929: Opening of stunning bar in the vaults of Cleveland Trust rotunda part of a wave of banks being reborn as bars, eateries (photo gallery)

The Golden Age of Banks died with The Great Depression in the 1930s. It's back in all its splendor 80 years later... as opulent homes to bars and eateries.
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More medical caregivers don’t have an M.D.

When Flora Piatti goes to the doctor these days, she doesn’t deal directly with an MD. The Douglasville woman’s medical needs at the YourTown Health clinic in Palmetto are handled by a physician assistant — a PA, as they’re often called — and that’s fine with her.
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Weather warning on the web

Weather warning on the web
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Why do people who love libraries love libraries? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why do people who love libraries love libraries? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Doug Mirams's curator insight, September 20, 2:10 PM

Good question from Brian Matthews to get your library towards being more "Social": 

"It is easy to develop assumptions about what a library is or what it should be, especially if you work in administration. But I encourage everyone to stop once in a while and ask people why they are the [sic] your building. Not just what they are doing, but why library space instead of anywhere else. The answers may surprise you."


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Teacher Strategies: When Learning Gets Emotional

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Undoubtedly, one of the toughest teacher responsibilities in an inquiry classroom is helping students past those moments of the Information Search Process where they feel frustrated and confused. I...
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Lisa Norris's curator insight, September 21, 5:31 PM

Getting stuck during the inquiry process is a natural part of the learning.

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More Pressure Than Ever: The 2014 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors @insidehighered

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Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » Blog Archive » Multimodal Mondays: Tweet Me, Tweet You: Using Twitter and Storify to Build Classroom Community in a Flipped First-Year Composition Course

Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » Blog Archive » Multimodal Mondays: Tweet Me, Tweet You: Using Twitter and Storify to Build Classroom Community in a Flipped First-Year Composition Course | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Learning to Let Go: Listening to Students in Discussion - Hybrid Pedagogy

Learning to Let Go: Listening to Students in Discussion - Hybrid Pedagogy | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When a class involves discussion, we owe it to our students to not know what’s going to happen, lest we start dictating what we want them to think. To truly engage another in a conversation, we respond to the ideas that develop organically
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Tips for Using Conference Data to Inform Productive Instruction | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT

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Highland Park ISD suspends seven books after parents protest their content

Parents say some of the books include sex scenes and mature material that isn’t suitable for a high school English class.
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30 Things You Never Knew About 'The Cosby Show'

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Thirty years ago today, audiences were introduced to "The Cosby Show," a sitcom about the Huxtable family in Brooklyn, New York, that would remain on the air for eight seasons.
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Antidepressants Cause Major Changes to Brain Function within Days | Maine News Online

Antidepressants Cause Major Changes to Brain Function within Days | Maine News Online | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Gridlock Guy: Most expensive metro Atlanta commutes may...

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Earlier this month the website nerdwallet.com released a study examining Atlanta traffic. Using census data, average gas prices and insurance premiums, the report attempted to identify the costliest commutes in the metro area.
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Immunotherapy Trials Offering Promise in Hard-to-Treat Pancreatic Cancer | Page

Immunotherapy Trials Offering Promise in Hard-to-Treat Pancreatic Cancer | Page | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.
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Georgia has highest unemployment rate in nation

Georgia has highest unemployment rate in nation | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Georgia is No. 1 — and not in a good way. The state’s unemployment rate in August — 8.
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Privacy is Dying Fast, Are We Slow to Respond

Privacy is dying or already dead. People (myself included) freely tell the world about our activities through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.  But we have given up our privacy in even more subtle ways than social media.  I currently have 3 loyalty cards on my key chain, my grocer, pharmacy, and pet store.  That doesn't include the several loyalty cards I have in my wallet, hardware store, shoe store, sports store, and sandwich chain.  Additionally I have 2-3 apps that are loyalty cards like S
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Bill would revamp oversight of federal education research @insidehighered

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