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A hammer and a row of nails. Three of the nails are bent and the fourth one is correctly hammered into place. The title reads, "A New Take on Mistakes: See Them as Data for Growth"

Practice makes perfect, we know this. But if practice leads to mastery, why does making mistakes while learning something new seem so scary?

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A calendar with several pushpins stuck into the dates. The titel reads "Semester Secret: Plan Now for a Better Class Later"

At the end of a semester, I always look back to plan ahead. In this post, I’m using Kirsten’s prep, practice, and pivot method to update my planning.

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The photo is the cover of Taylor Swift's 11th album, showing Swift in black and white with her arms covering her head. The title reads, "Poets & Apostrophes: Discover WhyTaylor Swift Is Right

Does Taylor Swift’s new album, The Tortured Poets Department, need an apostrophe? She’s started a national, if niche, review of punctuation use.

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A black man is wearing a brown turleneck sweater, tan pants, and a black brimmed hat. He stands at a microphone on a stage, left hand hold a stack of papers, right hand reached out to the audience. The title reads, "SLam: Powerful Poetry Meets Passionate Performance

If “poetry” only reminds you of elbow-patched jackets & speaking slowly, slam is an entirely different way to experience the power of language.

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The cover of Edward Gorey's book, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, showing a skeleton with a long black coat, top hat and scarf holding an umbrella over a group of young children. The title reads, "Playful Poems: A Riff on Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies"

It’s National Poetry Month, so I’m riffing on one of my favorite poems, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, a children’s alphabet book by Edward Gorey.

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An old-fashioned glasss inkwell with black ink, and a quill with a fountain pen nib. The title reads: "Poetry is Life Distilled: In Praise of National Poetry Month"

April is National Poetry Month in the U.S. Many see poems as fussy, elitist, and difficult. And yet, poetry is everywhere in American culture.

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