Dance has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. From preschool to high school it was ballet, in college jazz/tap/musical theatre, and after college hip-hop. Now the form dance takes most consistently in my life is through coaching cheer, and while coaching is a blast, I often miss being aContinue reading “Just Go With Me on This for a Minute: Some Musical Musings”
I’m excited to announce that the story I shared on Martin Luther King Day was picked up for publication this week by the First Day Press, a wonderful, peace-promoting publication devoted to “Arts, Culture, Faith and Practice”. You can find a link to the story here. I also want to take a moment to sayContinue reading “The Little Story that Grew”
I recently used the phrase, “Your intellectual grandfather” when I casually referenced one of my undergraduate professors to my junior English class one day. While the comment was off the cuff, I’ve given it some thought since. I like the idea that the passage of instruction has a generational quality to it. I’m aware thatContinue reading “My Classroom Family Tree”
Walking to the museum from the metro that blustery day, with my 11th grade scholars in tow, I never could have imagined the eye-opening lessons that a simple field trip would teach me. I say “me”, and not “us”, because I learned that day something my male African-American students probably already knew all too well.Continue reading “By the Content of their Character”
This picture: (From Chris Van Allsburg’s Harris Burdick series) combined with this music: This elements together made a writing prompt to designed to stir some magic from the imaginations of my Humanities Literature class today, and certainly did not disappoint. Enjoy.