Things to listen to!

For this Music Monday I thought it would be hip to just post some mp3s for you to listen to. Some will be from Speedy, Jimmy and Bill, but others […]

Musical Vocab!

So, we’ve talked a little about the music and lives of Speedy West, Jimmy Bryant and Bill Frisell, now we must figure out how to express what the music sounds […]

What makes a good sentence?

How to write a good sentence (audio version) Listen to Talk of the Nations’s interview with New York Times columnist Stanley Fish as he shares his thoughts on how to […]

Bill Frisell

03 Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair 01 Eighty One 02 You Are My Sunshine Bill Frisell has been an important voice in jazz guitar since the […]

Speedy West

11 The Birth Of The Blues 08 I’m A Man Last week we listened to Jimmy West’s take on the blues with his Limehouse blues. This week we’re gonna listen […]


We are slowly easing into our next (and last Pages experience) by introducing music each week to help students get acquainted with the sounds of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant, […]

Jimmy Bryant playing Limehouse Blues

04 Limehouse Blues This song is a melody built on popular song form and showcases Bryant’s unique improvisational ability, not a blues as the title suggests. Questions for discussion: 1) […]

Sylvia K. Burack Writing Award

The Sylvia K. Burack Writing Award is a writing contest for high school students in grades 11 and 12 in the U.S. and Canada. The award is made in memory […]

Smoke and Mirrors

I found Norma Khoury to be a fascinating character.Т  I’ve tried to understand what motivated her to behave as she did.Т  The following piece, which I read in class,Т came to […]

Six Solos: Erwin Redl’s Fetch

Below is a peek at Erwin Redl’s light installation Fetch. His work is a part of the Six Solos exhibition currently on view at the Wexner Center. Tip: Catch it […]

Tech (new media) in the Classroom

Here is an article by northeast Ohio world history teacher, Michael Pennington -Dionne