Category Archives: Links of Interest

Links from Carrie Mattern’s website carriemattern.com

Nov. 29, 2019

Isla Rose, also now known as the youngest prankster in the world, had officially turned three today. We are not sure where the time went, but we have loved laughing with her and watching her learn (aka plan pranks) each … Continue reading

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Lordy. Lordy.

My beautiful husband is 40. And as per custom, and because he also deserves the world, I want to immerse him in precious memories and words to honor what a remarkable human he is, what an understanding father he is, and … Continue reading

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#TeachLivingPoets in Flint, MI.

I have been meaning to write this for a few years, but never made time or thought that it was necessary. But at the suggestion of Dr. Parker on Twitter, and at the impending presentation I have in a few … Continue reading

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Curated by Carrie

If you’re familiar with me, you know I’m an avid reader. Within the last ten years, I’ve made literacy my focal point in the classroom, as well as outside of school within the community. Now I would like to help … Continue reading

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Pearl Girl.

There is an old saying about girls and sugar and spice and while it is pretty stereotypical, it’s also pretty true of our Pearl girl. She is one minute sugar and the next spice-spice so hot it leaves a little … Continue reading

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Resources to Dismantle Oppression, Racism, and White Supremacy in the classroom

(Post has been updated as of 8/6/19-see sources below for more info.) I gathered most of this information for my presentation a few weeks ago at Michigan State University (Amplify the Silenced) and to inform my own teaching (which began … Continue reading

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T.H.U.G. Inspired Research

A few weeks ago my freshmen began a very difficult but rewarding project: they were going to Amplify the Story of someone who has been silenced by violence. The inspiration came directly from page 443 of Angie Thomas’ breakthrough young … Continue reading

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2018 Reading Recs

When people find out I am an English teacher they say one of two things: “Are you going to correct my grammar?” and “What should I be reading?” This year I can answer the latter quite thoroughly. I’ve been able … Continue reading

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Broke in Boston-Day 4

Since we had to check out and fly home, we wanted to make the most of our full, final day in Boston. After packing up, asking the hotel to hold our luggage, and scheduling a free shuttle ride to the … Continue reading

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Broke in Boston

Boston was never on my radar. I mean, if you know me, you know I love city travel and seafood, so I have no idea why it never made it to my top places to visit but luckily enough, I … Continue reading

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