What 20 Minutes and a Culture of Critical Creativity Can Do

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Far from perfect, we have continued to fall forward . . .   In twenty minutes, we went from analysis to synthesis to inventionist, creating constructs from Little Bits that demonstrate how the core line of a poem may relate a theme shared Continue reading What 20 Minutes and a Culture of Critical Creativity Can Do

Shape of a Sonnet: Empathy Fueled, Maker Driven Poetry Analysis (VIDEO)

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I’m going to write up more proper context for this in the near future, but I wanted to share these Periscope videos from my AP Lit class this past week while it was still fresh.   I love my classroom Continue reading Shape of a Sonnet: Empathy Fueled, Maker Driven Poetry Analysis (VIDEO)

Realizing the White Space

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  We returned from the holiday break this past Monday and my room seemed in need of . . .  something.  The layout had remained largely the same since late September:  three formations of six desks each forming a table, Continue reading Realizing the White Space

Why I’m Doodling: Quickest of Case Studies

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I’m a wee bit obsessed with Sunni Brown’s Doodle Revolution at the moment. Visual notetaking, visual literacy, viz think and sketchnotes have been following me around for a few years now.  It started when the RSAAnimates first hit the scene: Continue reading Why I’m Doodling: Quickest of Case Studies