Listening · Reading · Teaching

Monday Minutiae – 02/11/19

Daily Oral LanguageMy friend and colleague, Jeff Zupfer, makes music. He writes lots of different things, but because he also teaches music at an elementary school, he writes a lot of children's music. During our cold-cold-cold #PolarVortex days here in Minnesota, he wrote a song… about Minnesota. What made me even happier was that it… Continue reading Monday Minutiae – 02/11/19

Learning · Listening · Reading · Writing

Monday Minutiae -12/17/18

Intervention Support You know how you put a bunch of books on hold at the library, and they ALL come in at once? If you think that is overwhelming, imagine this person: Sound off in the comments your ideas on why that person put so many different books on hold (varying publishing dates, authors, etc).… Continue reading Monday Minutiae -12/17/18

Listening · Musing

Kindness Is Not Enough

This whole “Walk Up Not Out” thing has gotten a little out of hand, and for the record, my biggest complaint about it is the “Not” in the phrase. Like we can’t do both. Like protest is a bad thing. And of course, looking at how ridiculously people have reacted to athletes taking a knee… Continue reading Kindness Is Not Enough

Listening · Reading

Audio Book Hangover

For the past six months, a man named Ralph Cosham has been my traveling companion during my daily work commute. He doesn’t pay for gas, never offers to drive, and never buys me a Dr. Pepper. He doesn’t even thank me for the ride. Instead, I thank him because what he has brought to my… Continue reading Audio Book Hangover