The Week in Reading 5/25/20 #imwayr

I can’t recommend “We’ve Been Doing It Your Way Long Enough”: Choosing the Culturally Relevant Classroom highly enough. Written by two elementary teachers and a teacher-educator, this book is grounded in theory and full of invitations to self-reflect and begin or deepen the internal work necessary to become a teacher who is committed to anti-bias,…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 5/18/20

It was a really busy week with the summer semester starting, so I didn’t read very much, but everything I finished was a five-star read. I’m not sure I’ve ever read a poetry collection where every single poem speaks to me in some way, where I legit love every single poem in the book. Even…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 5/11/20

On the blog: A celebration of the Pulitzer Prize announcements A selection of my best cat photos from the past week In reading: My new favorite professional development book! I’m going to try to write a longer review later this week, but briefly: Dr. Muhammad introduces the Historically Responsive Literacy Framework she developed to address…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 5/4/20

On the blog: I finished up National Poetry Writing Month! A slice about Nagini, an outdoor stray who has taken up residence in our garage. A new wordless feature for Saturday, better known on the interwebs as Caturday A curation of six articles I thought were worth sharing In reading: The third volume of Virginia…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 4/27/20

On the blog: We’re down to the last four days of National Poetry Month, and I am counting them down. I have loved my project more than I expected to, but my brain is tired! I wrote some about my process and the differences between writing prose and poetry here, and I shared a few…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 4/20/20

The blog continued to be busy last week as I write a poem every day for National Poetry Month. It’s been a week of forms: nonet, prose poem, elevenie, Pleiades. I also wrote about my new method of choosing books to read based on the color of their cover. Hey, whatever works. In reading: One…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 4/13/20

It’s been a busy week on the blog. My poetry project for National Poetry Month is to write a daily poem alongside Virginia Woolf’s Diary. Some of them are about her, and some of them are about me, and there is one for every day of the month so far. I haven’t revisited her Diaries…