“If you are willing to give up control and let students be in the driver seat, a lot of times they’re the ones who can help lead you to the right places and do the right things with technology.”
This video describes how I create an environment that allows students to tinker and explore in the classroom. Several clips show how I try to infuse technology seamlessly into my curriculum and how my fifth grade students teach each other, learn together, and learn by doing.
The Ways Poetry can Improve Your Prose
In honor of National Poetry Month and Poem In Your Pocket Day, here are Grant Faulkner’s 10 reasons prose writers should read — and hopefully write — poetry.Read more
Wash Your Hands: Navigating Grief and Uncertainty in the Time of the Pandemic
Linda Christensen shares a method for reading and dissecting a poem as a group, then using that as a jumping off place for their own writing. Originally published during the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020, Christensen also highlights the importance of centering the learner in the lesson, something that will always be relevant.Read more
Poetry and Science: Two Great Things that Go Great Together
Like peanut butter and chocolate, science and poetry are two great things that go great together, an idea that has been celebrated since 2017 by The Universe in Verse.Read more