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Chris Lott

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Paying (for) Attention

Today is #NationalMentalHealthDay. For myself, every day is #MentalHealthDay. I wish it were so for everyone. But care and concern about mental health is just one of many, many parts of our daily context we ignore as [whatever the larger-scale equivalent of sensory gating — selective attention?] kicks in to, ironically, maintain our sanity in the face of living with all the things. And I know we can’t pay attention to everything, in life or in teaching. In education there’s […]

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Disappearing Act

Before I (re)start (ed)blogging1, if that is indeed what ends up happening here, I feel like I should think about why I stopped. Because I worked in education and technology in the early years of the modern era (1995ish)—and because I had fallen into early use of the Internet (BITNET!) and primitive email (and eventually the web) as part of my creative writing efforts and a desperation to connect with other writers outside of my little Alaskan town, with all […]

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