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Students Place at Elk's Essay Four of Gooden’s students won prizes in the Elk's Americanism Essay Contest! Congratulations to our Middle School students! Two student...
Gooden students Win MLK Essay Splendid writing comes from a willingness to choose words carefully, to be intentional with them, and to be patient as an editor. Gooden is known for ...

Literary Choices Make Our Students More Informed and Culturally Aware

January 14 2021

I love reading books and recommending them. As an English teacher and librarian, I remind students that literature helps readers understand what it means to be human. Like any great art, literature is multi-faceted, or many-faced. It presents struggles that reflect the struggles of the human condition and, gradually, leads to a resolution or a series of epiphanies. 

Just about a year ago, I was attending a conference for English teachers in Baltimore. I went to seminars on Shakespeare and the Library of Congress, but I also attended several courses that featured recommendatio [...]

Respect for Self, Respect for Others, and Respect for the World

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