Big Messy Questions

As we prepare for the screening of the film Girlhood, a story of a teenage girl navigating the complexities of her life, exploring her perceived choices (and lack thereof), a […]

The Eddies 2015

After a PAGES experience last year, Forbidden Voices, my students decided they wanted to blog and I have learned it is a perfect way to have students write regularly, write […]

Soundtracking our Literature

My AP Lit classes read Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street this last week, and some of them had a hard time connecting with the text. They couldn’t feel […]

Student Practices for Finding Inner Voice

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”Т  ―Т Rumi Lectio Divina, or “divine reading” is traditionally a form […]

Potential Project

  1.) Т  Collage image/images that speak to you in your journal provided to you for the PAGES program 2.) Overlay previous page, make sure it is blank 😉 Create […]

Quick and Dirty Guide: Pablo Picasso

  Quick and Dirty Guide for Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso – born on October 25th, 1881 in Malaga, Spain Originally named Pablo Ruiz, later took on his mother’s name,Picasso Child […]

African Art and Picasso

Good morning, everyone! Here is just a quick video post which I found to be very interesting!Т  It’s about the influence of African art and Picasso’s work. It’s rather short […]

Space, Shapes and the Silences Between

“When he heard music, he no longer listened to the notes, but the silences between.Т  When he read a book, he gave himself over to the commas and semicolons, to […]