For many students, sequencing a story can be difficult. Often, it makes sense in their mind, but when they try to organize their thoughts on paper, it becomes a hot mess. They are bursting with ideas, characters and dynamic scenes, but structure, grammar and context is missing. Often it makes sense in their head, but to a reader, it isRead More
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Listening to AC/DC's Highway to Hell, I saw this girl walk over and sit next to me on the bleachers. She seemed just as annoyed as I was. Not being dressed for gym, we were banished to "to think about why we were not prepared for class". I was just happy to have a Walkman and not get sweaty. ItRead More
Doodle Heroes Save the Day- Lesson on Drawing, Writing and Thinking Divergently Why Creative Writing Inspired by Student Art Works So Well... Kids love to doodle, in math class, social studies, wherever. Some of their drawings are fantastic- and they don't even realize it. Whole worlds are created in these drawings...why not use them? This wonderful, short lesson encourages creative writing andRead More
Last week I posted an image of one of my illustrations, Quotable Shakespeare: I asked for Shakespeare quotes and how they are used in class. One winner would receive my print, and the winner is... Peter Berger... You won! I'll be sending it to you- I think you're in Australia. I'm excited to send my art to the other side of the world.Read More
Shakespeare quotes are classic- dripping with hidden (and sometimes not so hidden) meaning. Inspire your students with this original one-of-a-kind Shakespeare illustration! (see image below) It's quite simple: post your favorite Shakespeare quote in the comments section and you can win a full color, laminated poster of my painting, Quotable Shakespeare. I've never sold this image- or have even shown itRead More
The idea of starting over is scarier than the actual 'doing' of it. As a teacher, I get to start over every September (actually August, but who's counting). I have the luxury/responsibility to be reflective, change what needs to be changed, add or subtract to my curriculum, and have an even better attitude than last year. I believe all of theseRead More