Royal Fireworks Press Blog: 2014

No Less than the Trees and the Stars by Stephanie Tolan

Posted on: 06/01/2014

We are grateful for Stephanie Tolan’s permission to post this powerful piece here. In the more than thirty years I have written and spoken about the needs of gifted children and adults, I have shared a lot of my personal life. But after the last piece I wrote (in The Deep End, December 2012), that […]

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Why Teach about Genocide? by Brian Crawford

Posted on: 02/07/2014

As a teacher, I always need to know why I am teaching a lesson before I teach it. It is not enough to engage students in work that is merely interesting; there must be some lasting understanding at stake. Having taught about and written a novel on genocide (The Weaver’s Scar), I have often wrestled […]

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