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Classroom of the Month: Lower School Educators at The Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Long before a new school year begins, teachers are busy preparing their curriculum and classrooms. How do educators prepare themselves to connect with a new crop of students? For one inventive approach, we turn to The Wellington School — a co-ed independent
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Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity & Coming to America

Monday, September 4, 2017
Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America is the ninth book in the bestselling Six-Word Memoir series, and it brings us all the way back to the start of the project as we ask: Who
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Top Pinnacle Moments in Six Words

Friday, September 1, 2017
Whether or not you witnessed the monumental total solar eclipse on August 21st (with proper eye protection, of course!), our lives are filled with pivotal moments that impact us forever. For SixContest#103, we asked about your pinnacle moments in six words.
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Memoirist of the Month—September 2017: Janna King

Friday, September 1, 2017
“Social media can be really mean. The Six-Word Memoirs community is exactly the opposite—kind, interested and encouraging.” Name: Janna King Place: Los Angeles, California SMITH Member Since: July 2013 Janna King’s entries in our SixContests are crowd favorites. Her Six Words for relieving stress? “Bourbon with a
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Top Six-Word Summer of Love Stories

Friday, August 11, 2017
The legendary “Summer of Love” in 1967 was a time of self-expression, experimentation, and questioning conventional norms. For SixContest#102 we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of this defining era with your stories of liberation and nonconformity in exactly six words. You shared amusing observations (“Must have been a
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Memoirist of the Month—August 2017: Krista Cox

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
“Six Words is a place that keeps me writing, but more importantly, keeps me intrigued and amazed.” Name: Krista Cox Place: Alma, Nebraska SMITH Member Since: October 2014 When Krista Cox won our SixContest, “First Six Words of Your Novel,” we discovered that her
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