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Max Schneider

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Max Schneider is the eighth-grade English teacher, coach and advisor at Sanford School, a PreK-Grade 12 College Preparatory School in Hockessin Delaware.

Recent Posts

From Attitude to Activism: To Kill a Mockingbird and Social Justice

Posted by Max Schneider on March 9, 2018 at 12:30 PM

As any former adolescent can tell you, teenagers can be defiant at times. This resistance often comes from being constantly told what they can and can't do. We are evolutionarily wired to push the boundaries during adolescence, when, more often than not, we hear “You can’t do that!” rather than more positive enforcers. The article, "Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?", supports that defiance can be harnessed in a way that allows for enlightening learning opportunities and avenues for inquiry.

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Topics: Education, Diversity

Encourage Risk by Taking Some

Posted by Max Schneider on November 1, 2016 at 3:58 PM

I’m bleeding down my leg, and my bike shorts are ripped, while I can barely hold onto my handlebars due to the road rash on my palms. My back wheel, untrue because of all the weight (50+ pounds) I have tied on top of it, is rubbing against the brake pads, slowing me down and making a sound like a rusty screen door. At an altitude of over seven thousand feet with a sunburnt neck, I have zero cell phone reception and am trying to stick close to the roadside shoulder as cars and RVs zip by me inches away.

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Topics: Education, Academics, Health & Wellness