Sometimes you’re typing up your story, and your brain can’t keep up with your fingers. *crickets* Sometimes, your fingers can’t keep up with your brain… And then you wonder, what kind of soldier do they have in this army? And then you have to decide if you can turn this weirdness into a story plot… Read More To Arms! To Arms!
Optical Illusion It’s so easy to trick your brain! Can you see the triangle that isn’t there? Created this video with PowerPoint.
I was asked to make a short video of fractions for a middle grade class. Fun! I used plotagoneducation for characters and scenery.
Working with a student today, on an essay about women in management, and how they are often treated differently than managers who happen to be men. This college student had never heard the this term: Glass Ceiling Therefore, we had to do a lot of background research for this paper and I came across some… Read More Boss vs Bossy
Midterm vacation. Helping a neighbor mark papers: he volunteers at a GED evening program. The question: Is it worth spending time in the evening, after one’s job, to study for a GED? One 19 or 20 year old student went to a school called JTA. His friends are spending the evening playing poker. He is… Read More Spending Time
An interesting article here, and a helpful list of words to use instead. Using the word crazy as an insult is more harmful to the millions of us who deal with the stigma of mental illness than it is to the person you’re attempting to insult. It also lets the person/people you’re trying to insult… Read More Replace ‘Crazy’ With The Adjective You Actually Mean
Writing a classroom scene. “Next week, on Wednesday, our class will go down to the meadow at the riverside to pick flowers and braid wreathes to give our families and friends. Remember to where clothing that are fit to kneel in the dirt, as that is wear the flowers grow.” Penny’s classmates giggled, and so… Read More Where, wear? There, their.
What if zoos ordered – and rated – their animals from shipping companies? I personally would not use a bear as a fishing tool, but it the entire series is very creative.
Children with dyslexia can’t learn to read the way most kids do. Some brains are wired so differently that the kids need special learning techniques. Some kids teach themselves to pin down the words with self-invented techniques. For these 6-9 year olds, the “box” does not even exist.