Slice of Life: Day 14

These students are ardently writing about Animal Farm, a political satire written as a cautionary tale against the evils of totalitarianism.  For a writing teacher, this is a beautiful sight:  sixteen energetic students writing and typing with confidence, using transitions, making connections between the text and the outside world, and working heartily right up to … More Slice of Life: Day 14

Slice of Life: Day 8

Band happens on Friday. Practice happens on Thursday night. Books, instruments and stand go into the truck Thursday night. Mom crawls into her bed Thursday night with her laptop to write a slice of life. Dad has been asleep every night when mom has gotten into bed. Mom has sliced every night instead of going … More Slice of Life: Day 8

Slice of Life: Day 7

Hybrid Schooling and Poetry: A great Combination! When people discover that I teach high school classes one day a week, I get the question, “Where do you teach that allows you to do that?” “I teach at a hybrid school in Atlanta, Georgia,” I’ll tell them. Usually, at this point, they nod their heads, as … More Slice of Life: Day 7