Monthly Archives: March 2016

Using Poetry in the Classroom and Beyond

How do you use poetry? April is Poetry Month and poetry is sure to be blooming all over! For our part, we’ll be posting daily suggestions for using poetry in the classroom and beyond. If you have any suggestions, please...
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Teachers Talk Interview with Mel Glenn

Name? Mel Glenn  Current position? Retired teacher now teaching for the union (UFT). I am teaching poetry and creative writing. How long have you been in education? I have been in education my whole adult life – two years in...
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Teacher Reflection: Fostering Gratitude in the Classroom

A Miracle in the Classroom — by Owen M. Griffith As one veteran teacher told me, “Getting through the school year is like running a marathon where they expect you to sprint the whole 26.2 miles.” I knew I would need...
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A daffodil by any other name?

Why finding the right metaphor matters. The first day of spring – how better to celebrate the day than with daffodils? Even better, this post introduces a new feature to our blog.  Since 2009, Dennis Huffman, program director of Prince...
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Notes from the Playground: Rain

“Notes from the Playground” is a regular feature on our blog. For this series, Greg John generously allows us to share his principal’s reflections and stories from his wonderful book, Notes from the Playground. In these stories, Greg enables us...
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Finding Solace Through Poetry

Sometimes the first days of March joyously herald the beginning of spring with blue skies, sunshine, and the welcome beginnings of color – crocuses, daffodils, cherry blossoms and more.  But sometimes these days are gray, cold, rainy (or worse) still...
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Teaching with Heart Interview with Mindy Thierolf

Name? Mindy Thierolf Current Position? Secondary Ed Teacher, WHS, Freshman English I, Yearbook Advisor. How long have you been in education? This is my eighth year....
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