Bill Smoot

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Tags Student Engagement
December 21, 2012

When I explained the assignment, the classroom erupted in cries and groans. Students in my sophomore “The Individual and Society” course were to spend 48 hours, from 7:00 p.m. Friday to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, without electronic media. The course examines the relationship between the individual and...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
July 20, 2011

Bill Smoot teaches English at the Castilleja School in Palo Alto, California. He is the author of Conversations with Great Teachers.


Two roads have diverged in our national debate about education. Should we educate students for the 21st-century job market (with an emphasis...

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