“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” Alice…in Wonderland
There are moments in the life of the teacher when an assignment hits a different note with your student and the ordinary becomes magical. A spark is lit and bursts into flame. During a routine writing assignment yesterday, I read the poem “The Brook” by Tennyson to 8-year-old Satchmo. We read a fair amount of […]
It’s National Poetry Day, and in honor of the day and apropos of current events, this poem seems fitting: No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well […]
I’m a planner. I like to have a strategy and a backup plan, and alternatives for my backup plans. I spent all Saturday planning and reworking the plan for the upcoming school week. And I. Was. Ready. But, well, you know the saying: “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Which […]
The hectic pace of spring, the particularly busy Sundays trying to get all my ducks in a row for the week ahead, curve balls thrown and plans disrupted. I long for a moment of peace. I’m not alone in wanting to slow down or even in escaping — if only in my mind — to […]
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