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Ms. Mock's Classroom

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My students are seventh and eighth graders in a predominately African American, Title 1 school that is in the second year of developing a Performing Arts program.
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Washington dog found after 9 days under rubble

A dog and his owner have been reunited after the animal was found under a pile of rubble more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city.
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Frozen turkey: Prepare for coldest Thanksgiving in a century

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There aren’t many people alive can remember a Thanksgiving Day this cold. WSB meteorologist Kirk Mellish says we will see lows from 21-to-25 before the sun comes up today.
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Cops: Couple left child in cold car to buy drugs

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A couple accused of a leaving a 5-year-old boy alone in a cold car while they tried to buy drugs remained in the Gwinnett County jail Wednesday.
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Questions to Ponder- Historic Preservation and Bell's Store (Cherokee Market)

Questions to Ponder- Historic Preservation and Bell's Store (Cherokee Market) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When it comes to historic preservation, here
are some questions to ponder. Is a building just a building? Is a location just
a location? The answer is
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Your Brain Has 2 Clocks: Scientific American

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How do you sense the passing of time?
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Being Happy in an Sad World - Do you like to watch the news?  I want to know what’s happening in the world but the majority of what I see and hear seems to be about murders robberies and destructio...

Being Happy in an Sad World - Do you like to watch the news?  I want to know what’s happening in the world but the majority of what I see and hear seems to be about murders robberies and destructio... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Being Happy in an Sad World - Do you like to watch the news?  I want to know what’s happening in the world but the majority of what I see and hear seems to be about murders robberies and destruction –whether the real damage of fire or weather or t...
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General classes vs. advanced or AP: Tell us about the perils...

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A friend recently told me that his son is taking four AP classes this year – this kid is a whiz and likely bound for an Ivy League college so this is not a challenge.
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Bringing Oral Histories to Life at the National WWII Museum | UpNext: The IMLS Blog

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Fenton Students’ Persistence Convinces Philadelphia Eagles Star to ‘Purple Out’ for Pancreatic Cancer

Fenton Students’ Persistence Convinces Philadelphia Eagles Star to ‘Purple Out’ for Pancreatic Cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
DeSean Jackson initially said no when students at Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School asked him to wear purple socks to raise awareness about pancreatic c
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Defining Allergy Fact from Fiction: Key Takeaways from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Annual Meeting

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Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future — Editor's Picks — Medium

Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future — Editor's Picks — Medium | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A few years ago, I started looking online to fill in chapters of my family history that no one had ever spoken of.
Buffy J. Hamilton's insight:

via Shari Tolan

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Holocaust survivor reunites with man who saved him, family

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For Holocaust survivor Leon Gersten, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving had a special meaning this year. He was reunited on Wednesday at JFK airport in New York with Czeslaw Polziec, the Polish man whose family kept him hidden from Nazis during World War II.
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A Lesson In Keeping An Elderly Parent Safe In Their Own Home

A Lesson In Keeping An Elderly Parent Safe In Their Own Home | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
What an urgent e-mail from my Mom about a sick bird in the house taught me about keeping elderly parents safe in their own home.
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Paralyzed drive wheelchairs with tongue device app - An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireles...

Paralyzed drive wheelchairs with tongue device app - An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireles... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Paralyzed drive wheelchairs with tongue device app - An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a ma...
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In Israel, a Push to Screen for Cancer Gene Leaves Many Conflicted

In Israel, a Push to Screen for Cancer Gene Leaves Many Conflicted | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
As a push ensues to test for cancer-causing gene mutations that are common among many Jews, women are facing hard choices about how much they want to know.
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Coldest Thanksgiving in a century on the way

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If you can’t remember it ever being this cold for Thanksgiving in Atlanta, you’re right.
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Cobb educator: The county's embrace of Braves hurts Cobb, its...

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Cobb educator Marty Arrington writes tonight about Cobb finding the funds to underwrite a new stadium for the Braves while its schools face deeper and deeper cuts.
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Self Worth

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When something stinky happens, it's hard not to feel almost immediately that it's because you're somehow bad or not worthy or something like that. Maybe I should speak for myself. When something ba...
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Obamacare is lowering health spending? Yeah, about that

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Every time an Obamacare promise is broken, a recycled talking point gets its wings.
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US researchers develop drug strategy to conquer ‘Everest' of cancer genes

US researchers develop drug strategy to conquer ‘Everest' of cancer genes | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In a path-breaking development, the deadliest protein in cells that triggers a third of all cancers, including lung, colon and pancreatic cancers, has been conquered by US researchers.
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Maddux, Glavine headline ‘14 Hall of Fame ballot

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In the wake of seeing both Tim Hudson and Brian McCann depart via free agency in a span of six days, Braves fans had something to celebrate Tuesday.
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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

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Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.
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Exhibition Review: 'Return to Rich's' at Breman Museum - Atlanta INtown Paper

Exhibition Review: 'Return to Rich's' at Breman Museum - Atlanta INtown Paper | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
By Manning Harris fmanningh@gmail.com The Breman Museum has a marvelous new exhibition called “Return to Rich’s: The Story Behind the Store” just in time for the holidays.
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