I Love Fractured Fairy Tales

Image by Šárka Jonášová from Pixabay I can probably count on my two hands the total number of Disney films I’ve seen in my lifetime, and most of those I watched as an adult. I didn’t have a childhood filled with carriages and ballgowns and evil stepmothers. I didn’t grow up singing about wishing forContinue reading “I Love Fractured Fairy Tales”

What Are You An Expert In?

It’s a question that I often ask my students, trying to ascertain what interests them and which accomplishments give them the most pride. This is useful to 1.) get to know the students better in order to establish a relationship and find ways to make the curriculum more relevant to them and 2.) have anContinue reading “What Are You An Expert In?”

Beauty in Mundanity

My favorite poem is “This Is Just to Say” by William Carlos Williams. Even if you don’t recognize its title, there’s a good chance that you recognize its content. It begins like this: I have eatenthe plumsthat were inthe icebox If you’re interested, you can read the entire poem here. This is a rather divisiveContinue reading “Beauty in Mundanity”