THE SOCIAL MEDIA SCHOOLMARM

Sometimes finding good words to stump spellers doesn't require massive dictionary diving or consulting numerous word lists. In the era of social media, where people feel free to divulge much of their life online, they also, unfortunately, expose commonly misspelled words. They are not hard to find. I - the social media schoolmarm of the title - am drawn to these words like shiny things. And they are, ahem, rather illuminating. If you are an original poster or a commentator who misspells a word, I may pick up on it…

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AFTER THE BEE…THAT NEVER WAS

Audio blog post by Dr. Isaacs. Click to listen and read along! I’ve been thinking a lot about the event – or rather, non-event – of the last week of May this year. No Scripps National Spelling Bee. For the first time since World War II, on April 21st, Scripps cancelled the bee outright, along with the fun events that would have comprised Bee Week. Some spellers created petitions, pleading to allow the eighth graders who might have participated this year to get one last chance, either next year or…

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