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Trevor Scott Barton

 

Trevor Scott Barton is an elementary school teacher in Greenville, SC. He is a blogger for the Teaching Tolerance project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

Blog Posts by Trevor Scott Barton

Posted by Trevor Scott Barton 16 weeks 18 hours ago
In my classroom, there is a little boy from Honduras. He speaks Spanish — that is the language of his heart — but he is learning English and tries with all his heart to learn new words and strange...
Posted by Trevor Scott Barton 43 weeks 4 days ago
In the northern Pacific Ocean, there is a giant whale named 52 Hertz. Scientists named him that because when he sings, the frequency of his whale song is around 52 Hertz. When other whales sing their...
Posted by Trevor Scott Barton 47 weeks 6 days ago
The ground on our mountain is rocky ground and the land seems to have more stones on it than soil. I think it is a miracle that things grow here, that things grow so well here. But they do. We are...
Posted by Trevor Scott Barton 48 weeks 4 days ago
There is a small, mud-bricked, tin-roofed building on a piece of flat land below a mountain in Kenieba, Mali. This simple structure, surrounded by courtyards, peanut fields, and scrub grass, is the...
Posted by Trevor Scott Barton 1 year 1 week ago
The French composer Claude Debussy once said, "Music is the space between the notes." His compositions were a part of Impressionism in music, a movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that...