Stories

Music for Starry Winter Nights

by Kerry Dexter / Dec 15, 2019 /
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It is winter in the northern hemisphere.

Unsettled weather in every sense of the word, in every part of the world, at this December.

Yet, that very unsettled aspect can offer encouragement and means to treasure connections, to deepen them, to look for those things which we hold in common rather than what divides us. Yes, that can be hard, but the long term consequences of the alternatives are harder still.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Life lessons, resolutions, and growth

by Stacey Ebert / Dec 02, 2019 /
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In high school, senioritis is as real as it gets. For some, it begins that first day in September when students realize they’re officially the ‘big dogs’ in the building. For others, it’s those last weeks or months taking stock in each moment, each milestone, and getting ready, with both trepidation and excitement, for that next stage after graduation. School years have a start and an end. Whether in homeschooling or traditional brick and mortar ones, one grade finishes before the other fully begins.

Autumn Stories in Music

by Kerry Dexter / Nov 19, 2019 /
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Autumn: a season turning leaves, of changes in landscape, of conversation, of reflection, of renewal. A season of preparation for holiday celebrations, and for thinking about what oncoming winter may hold. 

Autumn Stories in Music

Feed Me A Cult Classic: Little Shop of Horrors at Stratford Festival

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Hop over to skid row to be enchanted by Stratford Festival's production of Little Shop of Horrors.

There truly is no topping what Stratford puts on. Anything they set their heart to, they go hard, strong, and with all of the passion in the world. You can feel the love put into this show. From the actors to the sets, everything is clean, crisp, and polished.

Why You Need To See The Unlikely Candidates Live

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Flaunting outsider panache and theatrical hooks as oversized as their home state of Texas, The Unlikely Candidates formed at a high school party before going on to release three EPs and log countless miles on the road alongside everyone from Sublime With Rome, The Offspring, the Dirty Heads, Goo Goo Dolls, and Fall Out Boy. 

San Antonio Museum of Art Rocks With New Chinese Acquisition

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Texans like to say that “everything is big in Texas.” But the latest six-and-a-half-ton acquisition by the San Antonio Museum of Art gives credence to the familiar saying.

The city of Wuxi, China, gave the city a 12-foot Taihu rock to help promote Chinese art and culture in the Alamo city. The massive rock was installed in the pavilion behind the museum prior to the recent unveiling. 

Through the eyes of an educator: Disasters, Deployment, and Development

by Stacey Ebert / Nov 06, 2019 /
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October 29th marks the seventh year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Seven years ago, we were living in Long Beach, NY, and got a call telling us of a non-mandatory evacuation. Since we lived on the ocean and if the waters flooded the only way out would be by helicopter rescue, we chose to evacuate and head north to drier land.

Scary! Best Halloween Travel, Recipes, Books, and More

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Scary! Best Halloween Travel, Recipes, Books, and More

Can't get enough Halloween goodness? I can't, either (or of those giant bags of candy we're supposed to hand out to trick or treaters...). I've gathered some great articles from our site and the sites of several of our editors - all great writers with spooky things to share.

The Pride of Brexit

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Note: This is an important column from one of our favorite artists and environmentalists, Jason deCaires Taylor (you've seen his work here on Wandering Educators for years). Jason allowed us to republish this article about an incredible new art installation, called Pride of Brexit.

 

All You Need to Know to Teach Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead

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“The word death is not pronounced in New York, Paris or in London,
because it burns the lips. The Mexican, in contrast, is familiar with death,
jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it; it is one of his
favorite toys and his most steadfast love.”
-Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude, 1961. 

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