This is the type of storytelling we strive for. … More Dost Thou Feel?
I was the student today and it was marvelous. … More Learning Poetic Forms
Slice of Life 2019: Day 13 So, teaching Act I of Romeo and Juliet to a class of mostly ninth grade boys at nine am on a Wednesday the first week of Daylight Saving Time went better than expected. Of course, everyone was half asleep upon entering the room. I saw some nasty looks, like … More An Introduction to Shakespeare
I used to be really afraid of these days. “How would that look?” I’d ask. “How would it look to just have one kid I’m schooling?” … More Slice of Life 2019: Day 4
At a coffee shop recently, I was economizing a second cup from a tired, green tea bag and pondering the long stretch ahead on the calendar. Punxsutawney Phil had already missed his shadow and Valentine’s Day was knocking at the door. “We’ve got to get through February and all of March before we have a break,” … More Let Them Drink Tea
It’s Open House! But, probably not the kind of open house you are thinking! Its intimate and only about 8 people attend. Sometimes we serve lemonade and cookies, sometimes we don’t. It takes about two hours to set up and just 15 minutes to see. It’s that time in the summer when we pull out … More Open House
Recently, I had a mom email to say, “My son will not be re-enrolling in your course next year. Thank you very much.” Now, this was a terse and shocking email to receive from a parent that I had just spoken with a couple of days before. This mom couldn’t say enough nice things about … More My Kids Aren’t Perfect and I’m Okay With That