Evidence of Struggle

Yesterday, Jim Burke began his presentation at NCTE with this slide. I thought-¬†Thanks, Jim. That's exactly what I need, more pressure when it comes to writing. If writing is a public performance of my intelligence, then what does it say for all the times that the page is filled with garbage, or even worse, blank?¬† … Continue reading Evidence of Struggle

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Poem for the Year

In addition to a motto, I like the idea of adopting a poem for the school year. If I'd chosen a poem for last year, it likely would have been "To Raja Rao" by Czeslaw Milosz. A few days ago, the poem below was included in the Writers' Almanac email (which is a great way … Continue reading Poem for the Year