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The best-laid plans of mice and men

  A story about language, learning, and the differing perspectives teachers and students may bring to the classroom.   Many years ago, I completed a master’s degree program focused on literacy instruction. I had become well versed in some of the best thinking of the day from professors who were experts in their fields. I …

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