Tag: teaching

International worst seller list: atteindre le sommet

Atteindre le sommet de la liste globale des pires ventes mondiales Reaching the pinnacle of the international worst seller list   English to follow : Mon livre – la version anglaise ainsi que la version française – a franchi une nouvelle étape : Il a battu de nouveaux records en atteignant le sommet de la liste..

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The Trial of Duddy Kravitz

The Trial of Duddy Kravitz This is Academy Award week and one the films in line for best picture is a brilliant courtroom drama titled Anatomy of a Fall ((Anatomie d’une chute).   My family has always loved courtroom dramas. So I created trials with and for my students. Here is a piece about Duddy..

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How my mother became a pedant

How my mother became a pedant…an excerpt from My Time with You Has Been Short but Very Funny https://robertmcbrydeauthor.com/ And a grammar song by the great musician https://soundcloud.com/andy-mcclelland   Stream The Grammar Song by Andy McClelland | Listen online for free on SoundCloud My mother, Angelina Reiser, was born in 1918 of parents who had..

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A Classroom Visitor: January 1982

I had to bring my 10-month-old baby son to Short Story class at CEGEP Champlain St. Lawrence junior college in Quebec City in January 1982 A Classroom Visitor: January 1982 One’s life is an urn Smashed into shards Made up of memories Sparked, determined, and falsified by Songs, stories, and photographs.   Photos create shards…

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Skinned alive… surviving by the skin of my teeth

Skinned alive… surviving by the skin of my teeth For a great many years, I contemplated suicide on a near daily basis. That I didn’t actually follow through on these ideations had much less to do with principles or consideration for others than with an abiding terror of disappearing forever into the yawning abyss of..

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Art for our sake

Art for our sake A tribute to the inimitable Art Fidler on his birthday (December 15) I was only 15 years old when a teacher changed my life. His name is Art Fidler. I have always experienced life as a series of random events, a sort of punctuated equilibrium characterized by a chain of chance..

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