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
There is a significant amount of legislative and policy activity here in Virginia to try to centralize, to varying degrees, post-secondary online learning. That’s a bit of an oversimplification, so let me offer some history and context as I know it1. In the 2015 legislative session, House Bill 1400 (Chapter 665), added/included the following language… Continue reading Virginia Online U?
I live on the edge of a very small town in Sussex County, Virginia. It is the home of those staples: peanuts and bacon. I moved here about five years ago and have spent most of that time working rather than getting involved in community life. This year, I decided I needed more non-work interaction … Continue reading About that Face to Face Book Group: On Reading and Writing → Continue reading About that Face to Face Book Group: On Reading and Writing
I attended the book group at the local library today. Today’s group was fun! A welcoming group of women who had smart and intriguing ideas about the book. One woman, in particular, had several interesting ideas about characters and their motives that I simply hadn’t considered. I am looking forward to next month. I was … Continue reading Building Community Around Reading → Continue reading Building Community Around Reading
Today’s poem of the day is “I, Too” by Langston Hughes: Continue reading I, Too
My “of interest” post this week focuses on a Washington Post reporter even though it’s really supposed to focus on poet Donald Hall. The reporter exposed Hall to ridicule and was criticized. I’m thinking about Donald Hall because I’m reading Essays After Eighty and The Selected Poems of Donald Hall, a collection published in 2015. … Continue reading Beyond Work: Finding Your Own Space in the Day → Continue reading Beyond Work: Finding Your Own Space in the Day
ComPost – No, Sarah Palin, my caption contest didn’t end the Post tags: of_interest donaldhall poetry ‘Poetry is not dead,’ says poetry – The Washington Post tags: of_interest donaldhall poetry Donald Hall and the Washington Post — not a pretty site | The Book Haven tags: of_interest donaldhall poetry Posted from Diigo. The rest of … Continue reading Of Interest (weekly) → Continue reading Of Interest (weekly)
I tweeted about this Smithsonian Magazine article about Buffalo Bill this week: “The reality was more complicated” could be said about lots of news/issues. In this case, applied to Buffalo Bill https://t.co/ekH2dlBkkD — Karen Richardson (@witchyrichy) January 13, 2017 The headline for the article is pretty sensational: Murder, Marriage and the Pony Express: Ten Things You … Continue reading It’s Complicated → Continue reading It’s Complicated
I have never been a fan of the digital immigrant/digital native comparison. I’m reasonably old in technology years, having grown up with cabinet televisions, rotary telephones and “hi fi” systems to play records and later cassette tapes. We continue to store lots of music in those so-archaic-they-are-coming-back-again formats. We’re ready for the 21st century vinyl … Continue reading My Digital Blindspot → Continue reading My Digital Blindspot
The National Park Service has just announced 24 new national historic landmarks. They include sites related to some more recent path including the Civil Rights movement (Medgar and Myrlie Evers House) and the Vietnam War protests (Kent State shootings site). One quirky addition is the Davis-Ferris Organ, which can be found in Round Lake, NY, … Continue reading What Would You Add to the List? → Continue reading What Would You Add to the List?