There’s a lady at my gym that I see some mornings when I skip a group class and spend some time on an elliptical machine.1 She’s an older lady. Pleasant. And lately she’s been making her way not on the exercise machines, but around and beside them, tracing a path across the exercise floor from […]Read More Math Isn’t for Measuring Heart
For several years, I’ve celebrated the month of April, National Poetry Month, with a month of prompts, of invitations to take a moment amidst the busyness and hustle of day to day. A couple years back, I stopped asking. For plenty of reasons. But none of them the right ones. There’re plenty of reasons not […]Read More #NPM2018: An Invitation into National Poetry Month 2018. It’s On.
I was a visitor in a school today where it was time to transition from a paper and pencil warm up to a computer assisted practice session. The class was moving well. The students were alternating between partner talk and whole class instruction. The teacher was attentive to the needs of the room. But when […]Read More An Easy Win for Educational IT People
I’m just back from a trip to Washington, D.C., where I was participating in the National Writing Project’s final meeting relating to the Building New Pathways to Teacher Leadership work. We had a great chance to share and begin to disseminate the resources generated over this two and a half year deep dive into the […]Read More Report from the NWP Spring Meeting 2018
Some days can blow your whole heart wide open, and remind you why you do what you do. Or at least why what you do matters. I had one earlier and it’s still on my mind. Our library, like most, is a safe place for folks who don’t have any other safe places to go […]Read More The Enormity of Little Things That Are Huge
Last week, many of the middle and high school students in my local school district chose to walk out of class to ask for a reconsideration of the way that we handle guns and school safety. They’re a part of a larger national movement, but the schools here are closed for Spring Break during that […]Read More Bravery is Neither Created Nor Destroyed