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Creative in the Cold

Posted by Robert W on December 16, 2013

(Upper School English teacher Erin Tocknell used a study grant to spend part of her summer in Iceland.)

I became interested in Iceland after reading “The Geography of Bliss,” which a student-led group had chosen for their McCallie summer reading. American author Eric Weiner devotes a chapter of the book to describing Iceland as a place steeped in creative energy. As a writer and teacher who spends her days trying to awaken such energy in her students, I was intrigued. What makes Iceland’s populace one of the happiest in the world? What drives so many of them to create?

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Topics: English teacher, Erin Tocknell, Featured, Iceland, McCallie School, Posts from the Ridge, spotlight, O Captain! My Captain!, Upper School Life

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