Many of us probably remember round robin reading with a slight shudder of horror whether as students or teachers. I suppose at the time, it seemed the most efficient and effective way to hear every student, but it could be deadly for listeners and humiliating for readers. Is it still done? A better way, I think, … Continue reading Reading Aloud → Continue reading Reading Aloud
Today’s poem of the day is “I, Too” by Langston Hughes: Continue reading I, Too
I continue to pursue getting more poetry in my life. This week, an email from James Madison University highlighted the Furious Flower Poetry Center, introducing me to the nation’s first academic center devoted to African American poetry. The center is dedicated to Gwendolyn Brooks and the name comes from one of her poems. During this year’s National Poetry Month, they … Continue reading Poetry All Around Us → Continue reading Poetry All Around Us
April is here! I’m not a fan of April Fool’s Day which is fine since the human, furred and feathered beings I live with do not appear to celebrate, and I wouldn’t have any idea how to fool them. We lead a simple life here on the farm, and I think a prank would stand … Continue reading Welcome, April! → Continue reading Welcome, April!
VCU ALT Lab’s commitment to “Connected Learning for a Networked World” is starting to take hold. In the coming days, I will be sharing some of the many connected learning opportunities that are popping up. For now, I’ll call your attention to two courses that just got started last week. Visual Poetry The brainchild […] Continue reading Connected Learning @ VCU