My mantra this year is “Respect the Research.” Now my students, none of whom saw this wonderful movie over the summer, will know where I got the phrase. And, yes, this is my favorite movie so far this year.
My original conception of Common Core Grammar fit nicely on my home-office whiteboard. I hope it’ll help my students understand the importance of planning their writing. In order to write something as organized and structured as the book I ended up with, one has to begin with a map of where to go.
This video by Michael Wesch is fantastic.
Our constant struggle for data and measurability misses this important aspect of our teaching.
In The Simpsons version of “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, Bart is depicted as the raven, with Homer doing a fine rendition of the poem’s bereft narrator, Marge appearing as a painting of the dead Lenore, and James Earl Jones providing a stellar voiceover.
Years ago I posted this video when this site was strictly for my classroom use. It received so many hits, many of which were demanding of my time, that I had to take it down.
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This is the only filmed interview of the great poet Karl Shapiro I’ve been able to find. It’s been sourced from a 16mm film by Karl Shapiro and Arthur Hoyle, Santa Monica, CA: Pyramid Films, 1976.