Morning Commute: Slice of Life #sol21 2/31

Before, I drove sixty miles across rolling prairie to work. My eyes watched for deer, much more of a danger than other cars. Often I was the only one on the road for long stretches, and my mind wandered. To the details of the landscape, to the podcasts or audiobook that kept me company, to…

Since Last March: Slice of Life #sol21 1/31

Since last March, I’ve moved to DetroitA city of surprising beautyA city of murals and unexpected greenA city resilient and determined. Since last March, I’ve lived through a screenLearned, taught, shopped, worked through a screenDreamed, planned, connected through a screenSurvived through a screen Since last March, I’ve said goodbyeGoodbye to students, colleagues, friends,Goodbye to prairie…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 8/3/20

You’d think that in the month I’ve taken off of blogging I would have read so many books. Sadly, no. Moving slowed me down as a reader. Entire days where I didn’t so much as open a book! But I have unpacked enough book boxes now to fill a couple of shelves, and I am…

Looking for a New Creativity Challenge in April? #sol20

April is National Poetry Month, and it’s also National Poetry Writing Month. Check out NaPoWriMo for a daily prompt, resources, and encouragement. Robert Brewer shares a daily prompt and participants “poem with poets from around the world” at Writer’s Digest PAD Challenge. EthicalELA hosts a 30-day poetry challenge. A prompt will be posted each morning…

NCTE Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #10

Image CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Steve Rotman on Flickr.com I am joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge this month. I usually write several reflective learning posts about NCTE, but this has been an especially busy semester, and I haven’t had much time for rereading notebooks and sharing my learning since I’ve been back. But…