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Born in rural Illinois to Palestinian parents, I knew early on I was always going to be different. I was a football playing, musical theatre performing, skater kid who got straight A's. Though a slacker in appearance, I was, and still am, hyperactive. In high school I was the kid with long hair reading his own book at the back of the class, and getting detention for acting stupid during lunch. A lifelong lover of literature from all cultures, I enjoy reading my way across the world(Check out Icelandic novelist Hallador Laxness if you ever get a chance), Also, movies have played a huge role in my life. Living amid cornfields does not provide a great deal of intellectual stimulation, so it was through  movies that my family connected to the world my parents left behind. Obsessions with movies and literature took me to Sarah Lawrence College and I have lived in New York ever since. Between the theatre and used bookstores I have settled into what I feel is a great life with my wife and two dogs, Athos and Dakota.



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Hayground School | Find the discussion posts and comments by our students by following the links on their profile pages. Teacher: Charlie Freij Apprenticeship Group 2015-2016 Audrey Charles Isabelle... Added on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 14:55, with
Talk to an Alien! | Here's a good question: Imagine you encounter an off-world visitor who asks you "what is a good human?" What would you say? How would you explain it so that the alien understands? Post your... Added on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 11:45, with 6 comment(s)
Who Am I? 4 Photo's | As a surfer and a dog owner, i've always longed for a way to combine them. Here Dakota soaks up some sun on "Blue Flowers" my 9' longboard.   This picture represents my creativity. I made... Added on Friday, September 21, 2012 - 07:30, with
East Brooklyn Community High School Page | Find the discussion posts and comments by our students by following the links on their profile pages. A Adison Allan Angela Anthony Ashley D Ashley L Alexis Alaysia Adonai Akeel B Bianca... Added on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 10:01, with
My house not my home. | Cornfields and sand are at opposite ends of who I am. My family beaches are far away from my family home. The cousins, uncles, grandparents far away from the mud and tracked corn husks. My home... Added on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 10:29, with
2 14 - Synthesizing writing based on Audio | EQ: How do we sythesize writng based on audio? Outcome 2 Agenda: Focus Activity: How do we know what to take notes on when listening to a podcast? Mini Lesson: Good Listening Review Guided... Added on Monday, February 14, 2011 - 09:16, with 3 comment(s)
2 10 Composing PIE Paragraphs | EQ: How do we write PIE paragraphs using reliable sources? Outcomes 1, 5, 6 Agenda Focus Question answer below: How do we tell whether a podcast is reliable or not? Mini Lesson : Podcast Review... Added on Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 10:32, with 6 comment(s)
2 08 PIE Paragraph Review | EQ: How do we use online research to support our ideas? Outcomes: 1, 4, 6 Agenda Focus questions: Why include research into your writing in the first place? (Besides to get credit in this... Added on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 09:43, with 4 comment(s)
2 07 : 2nd Youth Voices Essay | EQ: How can we use prewriting stratgies to plan our second essay? Outcome 6 Agenda: Focus Activity: Open up 10 Self 10 World Qestions and choose a new topic to write about. Post your reponse in a... Added on Monday, February 7, 2011 - 08:57, with
2 04 : Investigating Websites | EQ: How do we judge the quality of information we find on the internet? Outcome 4 Agenda: Focus Activity: Baby Cages Is this a Reliable or Unreliable Site? Mini Lesson: Investigating Websites Gudied... Added on Friday, February 4, 2011 - 09:31, with 4 comment(s)
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Skyscraper | Dear Alaysia, Thank your for post on your... 3 years 43 weeks ago in response to Independent Reading: Skyscraper by Zane
Amanda 840 Magali | Amanda 840 Magali 320 Roudmise 300 Charlie 630... 6 years 39 weeks ago in response to 12 23 - Charitable Learning
Dear Tyrei, I enjoyed | Dear Tyrei, I enjoyed reading your post because... 6 years 49 weeks ago in response to Insights on the Music Industry
Darius, Your insights into | Darius, Your insights into the challenges of... 7 years 1 week ago in response to My Future
Hi Kavoy, I love reading | Hi Kavoy, I love reading things that make me... 7 years 36 weeks ago in response to What I didnt Know about Div Codes
Dear Kashif, I love cars, | Dear Kashif, I love cars, too. Your essay is... 7 years 36 weeks ago in response to Cars of The Future
Hi Wavell, I enjoyed | Hi Wavell, I enjoyed reading your post about... 7 years 36 weeks ago in response to Aliens, Earth Great Helpers?
Wow! What a jerk that | Wow! What a jerk that Santinover guy is? An... 8 years 13 weeks ago in response to Why "Be" LGBTQ?
As a rescent convert to | As a rescent convert to iphone. I'm totally... 8 years 13 weeks ago in response to Can Cell Phones be used as Instructional Tools in the Classroom
Cool! This woman would be an | Cool! This woman would be an amazing vistor. I... 8 years 13 weeks ago in response to A Powerful Presence