Category Archives: Teaching

Teacher Strikes: Why Now?

In February 2018, 34,000 West Virginia teachers went on strike and shut down every school in the state. The strike lasted nine days and ended when Governor Jim Justice committed to veto all the anti-union legislation and gave teachers a … Continue reading

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The Truth about Writing an Academic Book

The thought of publishing a book is very seductive. A book offers the opportunity to explain ideas in detail. For some, it signifies an academic arrival. Once you publish a book, you are officially part of the knowledge production machine, … Continue reading

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Fiction and Movements Part 2

What happens when you blend together Huxley’s Brave New World and Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four with just a dash of teenage angst? You get a truly excellent trilogy: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mocking Jay. On the advice of a … Continue reading

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Fiction and Social Movements Part 1

I have been fortunate enough to sneak in some for pleasure reading this semester and my book choices have me thinking about fiction and social movements. This topic is not a new one. For example, Larry Isaac (Department of Sociology … Continue reading

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