What 20 Minutes and a Culture of Critical Creativity Can Do

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)

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)

5 Things from the First 5 Days to Remember 55 Days from Now

Tomorrow I walk into the fifth day of our school year and already, my head . . . reeling with understandings, learnings, knowings.  So much with the knowings!   Last year, November Learning posted three great videos here all about what Continue reading 5 Things from the First 5 Days to Remember 55 Days from Now