NanoWrimo Revisited

This is my fourth endeavor with NanoWrimo. For the first, I took on the personal challenge and met the goal-- hell, I exceeded the goal, and I turned out some pretty good material to work with. During April of that same year, I took on the task of editing for NanoCamp month while my first... Continue Reading →



Every teacher knows a good lesson when she experiences one. The energy in the room is high, students are leaning in eager to see what comes next, they are completely focused and engaged; then, when the bell rings, they leave the room talking with their peers about the experience. For me, every single year, acting... Continue Reading →

The Signature of your Beliefs: Creating a Motto

The thing about being a teacher is that whatever I experience, whether it's an activity, an article or book that I'm reading, or simply something observed, my mind thinks like a teacher. How could I use this in the classroom? What does this connect to? An overarching web extends deep and wide over all that... Continue Reading →

Teaching Through Tragedy

It was the most draining week in teaching I've ever experienced. For, it reaffirmed for me that teaching is so much more than a job; it's life, all encompassing. As teachers, we not only bring our jobs home, we bring who were are and the experiences we've had into the classroom to share with our... Continue Reading →

The WRITING Project: Publishing Student Writing

Students BECOMING writers: this is my focus each year in creative writing. Publishing is necessary in taking writing-for-self to the next level. When students leave my writing class, they will have published in at least two ways and possibly more! The first is in simply reading their work aloud to their classmates, seeking warm feedback... Continue Reading →

Social History, the 1920s & Gatsby: Making it all relevant

Before teaching The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, I try to put my class in the mindset of the 1920s. I want them to understand it for the rebellious, "riotous," risqué time that it was. In that vein, I assign them, in small groups, social topics to research. Once they've researched both of their topics,... Continue Reading →

Devil’s Teardrop Box: A Lesson from Before Women Had Wings

  Before Women Had Wings (1997),a novel written by Connie May Fowler, is one I end the year of American Literature with. Avocet, a.k.a. Bird, Jackson's narrative grips the reader before the end of page one. She's an innocent girl trying to understand life-- what's fair/ what isn't. She endures pain, often issued from her... Continue Reading →

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