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Using Art to Teach Reading - #BLOG365 Day 65

Over the last few days I have shared Picturing America a few times with colleagues. It’s funny how resources float in and out of your mind. 208 more words


Writer Wednesdays ...

There wasn’t just one, but two reasons …

Telling stories and making people feel.

I was reminded of my two favorite aspects of being a writer just recently. 419 more words


Photo Essay: The telling of the hand

Hands. They tell a story. A story about one’s adventures, choices and about their life. The lines and creases spread across the palm like the continuous path of life, the scars and wounds are telling of the obstacles that we’ve had to overcome. 43 more words

Semester 2

Telling Stories

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

― Philip Pullman

One of the most extraordinary gifts of human consciousness is the gift of imagination.

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Author's Note

Telling The Come-What-May

and you who have the words must speak
for those of us who stammer with our tongues
tied into swollen knots of mumbles rising red upon… 251 more words



“We become human only on leaving Eden, mature only in realizing that childhood is over.  We come home to the fullness of our humanity only in owning and taking responsibility for present awareness as well as for the full measure of our memories and dreams.  297 more words


Looking Back...Moving Forwards

The Research Into Practice group has now been going for over six months.  I thought I’d have a go at capturing something of what we have done so far together before subsequent blogs move us on to reflecting on what we are doing now and have in store for the future.  722 more words