Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy Holidays!

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I’m heading to the States in a few days, so I thought I’d take a moment now just to wish all my friends a Merry Christmas, a Happy Chanukah, and if you don’t celebrate either of those, a happy break. …

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My Year in Books

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It’s been a good year — lots of wonderful books, many written by real honest-to-goodness friends. I even decided to reorganise my bookcase so that I have a shelf dedicated to books written by friends. Alas, you can’t take a …

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Giving Permission

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In my recent post here about character development, I touched on the idea of “giving permission.” Tania Hershman wrote about this a short while ago here and her post really made me think. She was teaching an Arvon course, and said that an important idea …

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Teaching Character Development

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courtesy of adhocactors As part of my activities as Writer-in-Residence at  SOAS, I am sometimes asked to help figure out ways to get students thinking outside of the box. One problem we have been discussing is how 1st year language …

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