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By Tom Durwood
Almost all students want to be rich but few of them have the skills needed to get there. They will listen to stories of entrepreneurs like Howard Schultz of Starbucks, and I have found that I can use this interest to lure them into deeper waters of
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Basic Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Mini-Course
$7.00
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By Tom Durwood
A month's worth of basic writing lesson plans stemming from monsters.I have found monster theory to be an extremely rich vein to mine. If I can control the pace, my cadets will stick with this topic and write mulitiple essays on aspects of fear,
Subjects:
Literature, Basic Reading, Writing-Essays
Grades:
12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$7.00
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By Tom Durwood
A versatile Basic Composition study unit starting with the fundamentals of hero fiction and progressing into the noble hero, story structure, villains and the detective-hero. These are lesson plans proven to engage even my most bored classes, from
Subjects:
Literature, Basic Reading, Writing
Grades:
12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$7.00
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By Tom Durwood
Almost all students want to be rich but few of them have the skills needed to get there. They will listen to stories of entrepreneurs like Howard Schultz of Starbucks, and I have found that I can use this interest to lure them into deeper waters of
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Basic Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Mini-Course
$7.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Tom Durwood
Tom Durwood provides a useful resource for teachers and professors with this ebook. A valuable critical lens that could be applicable to secondary and collegiate literature, humanities, or interdisciplinary studies. For a rich literary criticism
Subjects:
Arts, Comparative Literature, Literature
Grades:
12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Original Textbooks, EBooks, Literature Circles
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By Tom Durwood
A semester's worth of lesson plans on all aspects of "Empire and Literature," looking at how literature of many cultures is related to the rise and fall of empire. In-class exercises as well as take-home assignments, from short poems to challenging
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, Homework
$6.00
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By Tom Durwood
Scholarly non-fiction (supplemental text)A very popular President unfairly discharged a regiment of black soldiers in 1906. Sixty years later, a freelance writer named John D. Weaver brought the case to light. The U.S. Army issued a full apology.
Subjects:
Afro-American Studies, History, Sociology
Grades:
Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
EBooks
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my fifth year teaching English Composition and Literature at Valley Forge Military College. My students range widely in skills, from developmental cadets with middle-school skills to high-speed cadets on their way to West Point.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Every morning, I face several classrooms full of yawning cadets who care more about their tactical officers and tactical demands than about me and my demands. I have two major factors in my favor. First, my cadets enjoy the challenge of higher-order thinking. If I can surprise them and dare them to understand a new idea, I am halfway home. Second, if I can directly tie our classroom work to each student’s personal success, they will listen. Carefully. So I am constantly demonstrating that critical thinking of all kinds is their only salvation in a demanding job marketplace.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been named Teacher of the Year twice.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate: Social Psychology (Harvard) Master in Business Administration (NYU) Masters in Literature (National University)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I edit an online journal, "The Journal of Empire Studies," which brings the scholarship of academic papers to the high school and college classroom. I wrote a newspaper column for the North County Times for seven years. I served as Executive Director of San Diego Habitat for Humanity. I have written an ebook on Teddy Roosevelt and the 25th Infantry, "Teddy's Tantrum," that has been called “the debut of a promising new voice in history,” by journalist Tim Pritchard I have posted a short story collection of coming-of-age stories set in key moments in history, "Ulysses S. Grant in China."

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