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Geography of Hope: Music of Immigration and Refugees

by Kerry Dexter / Oct 17, 2017 /
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Autumn comes with harvest time, with gathering in, with thinking of home and sharing. There are people who may not be doing that this season. There are -- through the past and in the present time -- people who are immigrants or refugees by circumstances they control and ones they don't. Perhaps you know some of these people; perhaps immigration stories are embedded in your family history. Maybe not -- maybe you've seen images or read history books.

Photographer of the Month: Dan Price

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 16, 2017 /
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Dan Price is a Midwest-based freelance photographer whose aim is to capture the mood of a given moment.  

He got his start when a doctor prescribed daily walks as a part of his treatment in battling Lyme disease. Shooting surroundings that he was presented, like his backyard or a nearby field, became an important part of his recovery.  

Studying Abroad in London: A Quick Look Around The Cotswolds

by Heather Robinette / Oct 10, 2017 /
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Thanks for checking out the next blog in my series on traveling outside of London during your time abroad! If you didn’t get a chance to start at the beginning, make sure you read my first post here.

Learning Ojibwe with Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia

by Bert Maxwell / Oct 09, 2017 /
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Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia provides new materials for learning Ojibwe
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Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia is a non-profit organization established

Swimming through the sea: Adventures at the Great Barrier Reef

by Gabriel Miller / Oct 09, 2017 /

Nothing, I think, hurts much more than extremely cold water. It is like a thousand little knives hitting your body. And then there’s the bone-aching cold that numbs your body and makes it hurt to move. You do not want to swim in extremely cold water, unless you have a dry suit. Fortunately we were going scuba diving in Northern Australia - in Cairns.

The Teaching Brain: Changing the Field of Education

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 05, 2017 /
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Never ever ever ever do you, as a teacher, want to stop learning. It influences the newness of your approach, which influences the receptivity of your students and makes them as excited as you are.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Expanding Our Idea of School

by Stacey Ebert / Oct 03, 2017 /

It’s begun. In the northern hemisphere, it’s the start of autumn and more than a month of traditional schooling is underway. In the southern hemisphere, it’s officially spring and for some, the traditional school year is one quarter from its close. Regardless of location, a lot of the world’s students are in the midst of the official learning process. What about all that goes on outside of that traditional schooling scenario? What else actually transpires amidst that process that the quantitative testing of the data centered educational universe misses?

Artist of the Month: Anthony Snyder

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 02, 2017 /
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A ghostbuster, pop culture fanatic, and an artist - obviously I wanted to feature him.

So we met up in a corner of a Barnes and Noble, sadly not over coffee, and listened and talked about his many passions, learning very quickly how interesting he is. Now, you don't have to meet up with him to learn this, as I think his art shows it just as well. 

How to Make Chinese Dumplings

by adriscoll / Sep 26, 2017 /
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Jiao zi (dumplings, 饺子) have been an integral part of Chinese culture for as long as anyone remembers.

Costa Rica’s Motto, Pura Vida, Comes Through in Its Humble Dish, Gallo Pinto

by MyKidsEatSquid / Sep 25, 2017 /
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Our driver, Emilio, and our cultural guide, Antonio, kept glancing at their watches and speaking in quick, hushed Spanish as they navigated the packed streets of downtown San Jose. At first, I thought their thinly-masked concern has something to do with the swarms of subcompacts and mopeds zipping around the tour bus, but even as we cruised up the mountain highway, past lush coffee plantations, jungle river valleys, and mist-wrapped peaks, I could see their worry increase. When we got stuck behind a slow-moving farm truck, their stress became palpable. 

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