Well a very slow month, January, it only had four articles but I had to remove one since I had self-clipped it. Two of the articles are written as RAV Award proposal articles, for two great writers of Newsvine, one is for Dowser, and the other for Ben Josephs, two very deserving individuals.
The third and final article is Author Interview; "Teacher at Point Blank - Confronting Sexuality, Violence, and Secrets in a Suburban School," By Adriana "Dri" Marmo (Clipped by Scott (Scoop) Butki) is a very interesting read, and interview with the author of what it sounds like, a very interesting bool to pick up where a teacher describes her views in education and her experiences as a high school teacher. I'd say the article is a must read. The answer that caught my eye was when asked if she has any hopes for the education system, the author been interviewed answered, "What gives me hope in the long-term are the real people I work with as students: the returning veterans, the grown women who've raised their teenagers already and are returning to school, the teen moms working to secure a better future, the former incarcerated folks who are back on their feet and trying to stay there. Experienced teachers are also our great hope, and I believe they don't need to be intimidated by the din of sound-bytes that capture so little about what it really takes to make learning happen. All these people together bring a maturity and life experience not valued on any test given by our system." A great piece to write and putting the bool on my have to read list. Yes I have one!
The link for the December summary is here.
CORRECTION: The RAV Awards were award to the two writers mentioned above!