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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]