What We Take & What is Taken (04/13/21)

Inspired by a #VerseLove entry by Andy Schoenborn who writes for one of my favorite teacher-writing blogs Ethical ELA. For more information on this particular approach to writing check out Andy’s entry here. like always, the red handled scissors are theredutifully attached to the barn’s worn beamI pull the lever on the double-ended snapreleasing themContinue reading “What We Take & What is Taken (04/13/21)”

New Books (04/06/21)

There is something to be saidabout slipping a knife’s tip throughthe sticky tape, hearing that crisp pop when the seal breaksfingertips grasping, feeling around for the seamlifting up on the box’s exteriorrevealing the coveted this month Life of Pi‘s blue and orange coverfaces me, the mysterious façade of What Comes After peaking out from underneathwithContinue reading “New Books (04/06/21)”

One Whole Month (03/31/21)

This was my first year writing with the Slice of Life community. I didn’t know what to expect other than the potential impending doom of writer’s block or missing an entry (neither of which actually happened; I’m giving myself a high five for this). What I am walking away with is something that engaged meContinue reading “One Whole Month (03/31/21)”

Textual Lineage (03/30/21)

Scholastic’s Global Literacy Campaign describes textual lineage as “a reading and writing autobiography which shows that who you are is in part developed through the stories and information you’ve experienced.” Alfred Tatum (2013) More Resources shared at Scholastic Inc. & Learning for Justice When I think of texts that have shaped who I am itContinue reading “Textual Lineage (03/30/21)”

Can We Just Talk About (03/29/21)

If you’re in a good place, please just pass this one by because I don’t want to ruin your day; foul your mood. This will just be a series of gripes that have been festering for the last few days. No need to validate any of this. I am just using this platform to getContinue reading “Can We Just Talk About (03/29/21)”

The Food Episode (03/27/21)

We had an interesting conversation the other day surrounding one of my favorite topics: food. It started out with the general what three foods would you choose if they were the only thing you could eat for the rest of your life and evolved into just a general discussion of what foods bring pure joyContinue reading “The Food Episode (03/27/21)”

NYT 7 Q’s/Bday Reflections (03/26/21)

Happy Birthday to me! Every year on my birthday, I always try to find a way to reflect on the previous year. Asking myself a variety of questions that get me thinking about what I have done, what goals I want to set, my yearly self-check in. This year is no different; however, after watchingContinue reading “NYT 7 Q’s/Bday Reflections (03/26/21)”

Name/Identity Poem (03/24/21)

Using Sara K. Ahmed’s “Stories of Our Names” philosophy and pairing it with “Instruction for a Name Poem” shared by Mary Napoli and Emily Ritholz (Voices from the Middle, 2009) I wrote this new-to-me version of a name poem (gosh there are so many ways to do this which is awesome). Each semester, my graduateContinue reading “Name/Identity Poem (03/24/21)”

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