Author Archives: Don Shaw

Righteous Kill

There’s a point in Righteous Kill where Rooster (Al Pacino) is telling Turk (Robert De Niro) about how he lost his faith in the job when Turk had planted a weapon to get a conviction on a child killer.  He … Continue reading

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Tech Support

How many times have you been tempted to trash your pager in any number of creative ways, never to be heard from again? I Hate the Pager Isn’t it sad to think of the number of hours of our lives … Continue reading

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Showing Your Appreciation

If you have been on the end of someone’s appreciation then you would know how good it feel when someone tells you that you have done a great job. You may have done just a little thing, but the gratitude … Continue reading

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How to analyze novels

Learning how to analyse a novel can be a frustrating process. How do you start the book? How do you plan it? How do you finish it if you experience writer’s block? These questions and others have troubled many aspiring … Continue reading

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3 Easy Tips to Ease Final Exam Stress Before It Starts

What a lot of students fail to realize is that studying for finals isn’t some unexpected event that pops up and ruins two weeks of your life. No one can admit to not knowing they were coming since it is … Continue reading

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Links

Resources and Links If you have comments or suggestions for this page, please contact the site administrator at webmaster@alabamaenglish.org.News links are provided for informational purposes, do not imply endorsement by NCTE, ACTE, and were live when this page was published. … Continue reading

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What We Do

Alabama Council of Teachers of English What’s New Welcome to our new online home!  We hope this site will make your ACTE membership privileges easy to access and that you can take new ideas and tools into the classroom after … Continue reading

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Councilgram

The CouncilGram is the newsletter for ACTE members.  You’ll find insightful articles, news of the activities of the ACTE, as well as NCTE.  The CouncilGram welcomes your submissions. Submissions welcomed for: Teaching tips (approximately 1000 words) Professional concerns (approximately 250 … Continue reading

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