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Perry Mann’s Thanksgiving Essay

After reading this you may want some of his other essays. For $3 postage I will send you Mann and Nature. You may order Secular Mann from amazon or buy it at Taylor Books in Charleston, WV or send me … Continue reading

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A DONEE OF SOCIAL PROMOTION by Perry Mann

I was a teacher in public schools for  eleven years. I  estimate  that I never failed a student  in my career as a teacher. I always gave a student at least a D-,  even though he or she  clearly had … Continue reading

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Teaching the greatest of the arts

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the … Continue reading

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PROJECT WET REVISED

One hundred and fifty middle school fifth grade children had fun and learned about water in the Coal River Water Festival. They took part in the Project Wet curriculum at the Coal River Group’s Science and Education Center. (May 29, … Continue reading

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Coal Propaganda in the Classroom

(My op-ed published in the Charleston Gazette, May 2, 2013.The last paragraph was cut out by the Gazette) A teacher presented a unit on coal to her ninth grade classes. She invited guest speakers to present four days of the … Continue reading

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Remembering Africa–Imagonna Book Review

ACTIVIST REMEMBERS AFRICA by Hugh Rogers “In March, 1961, the day after President Kennedy announced he was forming the Peace Corps, I called Washington and volunteered.” Julian Martin, now a well-known political activist, recalls those days in his newly published … Continue reading

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Good Books

I am reading and enjoying two good books and they are How to be a Great Teacher by Ken Hechler and  Bring Your Own God, The Spirituality of Woody Guthrie by Unitarian-Universalist minister Stephen Edington brother of Charleston, WV’s Unitarian-Universalist … Continue reading

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