Questioning, Processing, Collaborating

Like me, many of my students were moved byТ Shawnee, Ohio. Т They described it as “moving,” “inspirational,”tear-inducing,” “physically painful,” “spectacular,” “genius,” “emotional,” “exhausting.” Т It was a sensory deluge many had never […]

Blogging 101

Dave Coverly. Speed Bump. 2005. Two years ago, as part of PAGES at the Wexner Center, my students and I experiencedТ Forbidden Voices: How to Start a Revolution with a Laptop. […]

The Sounds of Contemporary Lit

I am excited to work more explicitly with sound in preparation for Shawnee, Ohio.Т  In my teaching, I largely ignore sound as a strategy in creative writing. I was actually […]

The Kuleshov Effect and Soviet Montage

Posted by Eric Meiring   During our meeting this week, the conversation shifted to the way art can affect the perception of the viewer, and, in turn, how these perceptions […]

Journal Contest

Last year some of my students made beautiful covers on their moleskin journals. This year I wanted to set the bar high for inspiration. Here is my journal:     […]

Making metaphor from scratch

Mary Reufle begins at the beginnings. She offers “Metaphor as time, the time it takes for an exchange of energy to occur … if metaphor is not idle comparison, but […]

Community through Video Production

As I’ve started thinking about the new school year, I’m focused on developing community in my classroom – in my AP Lit, Humanities English 10 (my PAGES class), and D-Town […]

What to Do When History Repeats Itself

After a year of learning about ourselves through literature, nonfiction, art, drama, and music, Reynoldsburg Encore Academy freshmen tackled their first true high school research project. Instead of sticking computers […]

Learning with a side of grades

A week ago, a student said something so sad in my Humanities English 10 class. We were about to choose parts for that day’s reading of Hansberry’s A Raisin in […]

“Living the Lines”

The first time I attempted to teach Romeo and Juliet, it took four months to complete. When I say four months, I truly mean four entirely long, miserable, and tedious […]

Finding Meaning through Drama

As teachers leading the charge, we prepare by laying out a clear path with a known destination for a selected reading. I set out in this comfortable way as I […]

Creating in the Classroom

After our visit to Noah Purifoy’sТ Junk Dada, artist-in-residence Bryan Moss paid our class a visit to debrief. We discussed some of our favorite pieces, talked about objects that seemed to […]

Making Something Out of Nothing

As we round out the year in Pages with our third and final experience, we will see Noah Purifoy’s work in the exhibition Junk Dada. Working with Bryan Moss, visual […]

Pondering Privilege

In preparation for Junk Dada, our visual arts experience at OSU Wexner Center for the Arts, students have been exploring themes of race, identity and poverty in eye-opening ways. Т I […]