The Teacher’s Nightmare, Or How Modeling Can Make a Class a Dream

I stood in front of the classroom, my hand and the marker inside of it half-raised towards the whiteboard, and suddenly realized I’d been staring at a circle with the word “Spring” inside of it for a long time.  It was like that actor’s nightmare you always hear about, the dream of being on-stage naked […]

Giving Voice to Silence: The Poetry Block Exhibit

I stood in the center of the gallery and turned to face each of its four walls.  I’d spent the morning with a handful of students and the gallery director, covering the walls with a roll of brown paper and carefully measuring, marking off, and numbering squares for our project: The Poetry Block.   The […]