Saturday Round Up: Free Resources for Teachers

I love the Innernetswebthingplace. There are so many amazing and wonderful free resources for teachers: lesson plans, videos and videoconferencing, animations, photographs, primary source documents, and more. “Treasure Chest” by Tom Praison. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. This is a select list. Everything is free–the only exception is Graphite, which offers reviews and lists of […]

File Under Fun Friday

For fun. Because it’s Friday, and because when you’re a writer, you need to wander sometimes. Always something to think about at Brainpickings. Austin Kleon is “a writer who draws.” I’m late to the party on Electric Literature so I have to make up for lost time. FlakPhoto gives you something to look at. This video […]

How to Accept Rejection

Got my first rejection of this round of submissions: from The View from Here. Boilerplate. It’s not fun, but it’s all right. It’s all right because rejection is just one inevitable part of life, as previously discussed. And it’s all right because not everyone is going to like everything. Fun would be something along the […]

On Reading and Rereading

I’m an inveterate rereader. Sometimes I think I shouldn’t be–that there are so many books in the world that I haven’t read, so what is the point of rereading books that I’ve read not just once but many, many times? Because there’s a lot left to learn, because it’s fun, because these books are not quite […]

Why Read Poems

I’ve written before about how poetry gets a bad rap, which is so sad, because the reading of poetry can be such a pleasure. And it’s good for the brain, as noted here. Toward that end, here are several poems that swirled into my consciousness recently, poems that come with this warning: they are so beautiful and […]