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Substitutes Are the Most Flexible People You’ll Find

Many jobs today require a great deal of flexibility.  So how might one demonstrate this characteristic?  In my case, the best examples have come from my substitute teaching experiences (also addressed in an older post).  I thought I might discuss exactly how flexibility is demonstrated in substitute teaching.  Not only does it provide an insight…

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Review: Leaving Berlin

Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon Atria Books, 2015.  Hardcover, 384 pages. Set in post-World War II Berlin, this spy thriller provides readers with a history lesson and unexpected twists and turns.  In early 1949, Jewish author Alex Meier returns to Berlin at the Soviet’s invitation.  Meier previously fled Germany in the mid-1930s not only because…

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Win Free Copies of Books I’ve Reviewed

Just a heads up for those who are interested.  Goodreads is offering free copies of three books I have reviewed this year.  All things considered, I thought I’d give everyone the opportunity to enter if they wish. Killers of the King:  The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I by Charles Spencer My review Enter…

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How To Use Wikipedia for Research

Well, though teachers and professors frown upon it, many learners will refer to Wikipedia when conducting research.  And it can be a good place to start, but still it is not a source to cite.  Why?  Like encyclopedias and other reference books, Wikipedia provides a good overview of many subjects.  However, anyone can edit the…