One Writer's Journey Through Parenting, Teaching, Writing, Faith, and Social Justice. A.E. Housman once claimed that "poetry is not the thing said, but a way of saying it." These are my attempts at a way of saying it. Too often, we erect walls where a few stoplights would do the trick. Consider these posts stoplights along the way.
Friday, January 6, 2012
A Call to Creativity
Albert Einstein once claimed that "Imagination is more important than knowledge." If you've ever had the deep sense that multiple choice questions, standardized test scores, and an array of rubricalismic tools do little to inspire and authentically grow students, then we've got a lot in common.
A Call to Creativity helps teachers to practically use creative and imaginative writing assignments and reading strategies in the English classroom while also helping students to produce rigorous and skillful writing. The cover has just been finished, and the book will be available from Teachers College Press at the beginning of next month.