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

Teaching

An “Open Letter” to My Fellow Teaching Colleagues About School Supply Lists

One my favorite wedding stories to tell people is about our gift registry. A little over 25 years ago, my partner and I argued over whether or not we should create a gift registry. Some of your are already thinking, “duh”. Bear in mind that 25 years ago, this idea was still pretty new. He… Continue reading An “Open Letter” to My Fellow Teaching Colleagues About School Supply Lists

Reading · Teaching · Writing

Saturday Summation – 12 March 2016

Bits and pieces of things that caught my eye not only for my own interest, but enough to want to share with you, too…   Writing Stuff: Is research for your writing a dragging time-suck? Or is it a fun diversion? Either way, author John Vorhaus talks of how effective it was for him to… Continue reading Saturday Summation – 12 March 2016

Learning · Reading · Teaching · Writing

Saturday Summation – 17 May 2014

Bits and pieces of things that caught my eye not only for my own interest, but enough to want to share with you, too… Reading Stuff: "There are times when it is athletic and beautiful and right to make marks on the page to show what language is capable of, to reveal the flexibility of… Continue reading Saturday Summation – 17 May 2014