Monthly Archives: April 2013

MTV: Making Thinking Visible

Just attended an Apple Regional Training Center workshop lead by my Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) colleague, Tricia Friedman. Here is the result, a RSA-inspired poetry map that connects to an assignment my 8th grade students are finishing up for next … Continue reading

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when bad stuff happens . . .

Sandy Hook. Boston Marathon. When you’re an expat and you still can’t believe you can hear your hometown radio every morning, you feel a kinship whenever a tragedy hits your country. I thought that living overseas would make me more … Continue reading

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to lost places

To Lost Places A corner of stores with Spanish and English names Sits at a traffic light near my home in Michigan. A patch of cement and a few unfrequented buildings, Seen only from a car window Waiting for the … Continue reading

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a new vegan and her blender

The blender pulses and whirrs, magically churning a smooth compound. Bits of garlic, pulpy juice squeezed from seedy lemons, nuts and oil In recipes requesting ingredients just recently found. The blender┬ápulses and whirrs. Homemade meals made from plants fresh from … Continue reading

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