creative writing / National Poetry Month / Poetry / Uncategorized

Blackout with the Count

I recently discovered blackout poetry when working with a group of AP junior high English students.  This is a fun, creative activity utilizing old books (that might be falling apart), and is accomplished by finding words on the page that can fit together to form a poem. The remaining words are blacked out into various … Continue reading

humor / Teaching / Uncategorized

Computer Lab Converstions

Today I am the Computer Lab Supervisor in charge of enforcing the rules among the natives: no games, no food or drink, no phones, no horseplay, and basically any activity where the natives would even approach contentment. Taking attendance is easy because everyone’s name is now,”Bro.” Conversation begins with me giving the orders: “Work on … Continue reading