Saturday, April 20, 2019

Hello, Poetry Lovers

  Rocky and Bullwinkle had to be the best comedy writing ever, and it was clean. To fully enjoy Bullwinkle's Corner, read the original poems first.

The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

Bullwinkle's Corner - The Raven 

Excelsior By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

 Bullwinkle's Corner - Excelsior 

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud By William Wordsworth 

Bullwinkle's Corner - The Daffodils

The Children's Hour By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

Bullwinkle's Corner - The Children's Hour 

Barbara Frietchie By John Greenleaf Whittier 

Bullwinkle's Corner - Barbara Frietchie

The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Bullwinkle's Corner - The Village Blacksmith

So, where is that Poetry Slam?

Welcome to Poetry Slam, Inc.


Educational Links 4/21/19

9 Questions To Reflect Critically On Your Own Teaching

5 steps to ensure accessibility

How Effective Are School Lockdown Drills?

​​​​​​​Failure and self-doubt are ‘a natural part of learning’

Activities That Prime the Brain for Learning

The Teacher’s Role When Tragedy Strikes

ADHD Secrets My Teacher Should Know

“I need your patient encouragement, not shaming remarks” — a student with ADHD shares insight into how he learns and what he needs to shine.

National Poetry Month: Celebrating World Poetry (a Great Resource)

The poet Dante, of Inferno fame
Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month (NPM) brings together lovers of poetry from around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. This year, the Academy is offering today’s tech-savvy students a new way to experience memorable poetry. See the Poetry Flow link at the end  of this post.

National Poetry Month: Celebrating World Poetry

National Poetry Month: The Power of Poetry 

The 2014 Poetry Out Loud National Finals will be at the Lisner Auditorium, The George Washington University, April 30 (semifinals will take place on April 29). Admission is free and open to the public and the semis and finals will also be webcast live at

Poetry Out loud 

National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa and Poetry Foundation President Robert Polito announce the 2014 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud, April 29-30, 2014 - See more at: Out Loud Finalists 2014
This site includes resources for National Poetry Month.
Here are a few of their choices:
  • Epics
  • The Ramayana
  • Arabic Poetry
  • Japanese Poetry
  • World Poetry Sites

And a few of their related lessons:
  • All Together Now: Collaborations in Poetry Writing »
  • "Animal Farm": Allegory and the Art of Persuasion »
  • Animating Poetry: Reading Poems about the Natural World »
  • Arabic Poetry: Guzzle a Ghazal! »
  • Can You Haiku? »
  • Carl Sandburg's "Chicago": Bringing a Great City Alive »
This year EDSITEment is broadening the horizon by focusing on the different poetic forms developed across time and around the world.

This is a marvelous app designed for the iPhone, but can be useful for any internet connection.

Poem Flow app review: a beautiful way to experience poetry

Teaching Is Finishing Strong

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Finishing Strong: Finishing the School Year Strong   End of Year Activities h

The Up-Side of Teaching

Learn the Top 10 Benefits of a Being a Teacher 

Why Teach? 

Why Consider Becoming a Teacher? 

Why Teaching is Good For You 

What's good about teaching? 



Differentiating Instruction

Differentiated Instruction 

Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom 

What Is Differentiated Instruction?

A Teacher's Guide to Differentiating Instruction

Differentiating Instruction: Meeting Students Where They Are 

A Teacher's Guide to Differentiating Instruction 

What Is Differentiated Instruction? 

10 Examples & Non-Examples Of Differentiated Instruction 


Friday, April 19, 2019

Educational Links 4/20/19

Celebrate Earth Day with 30 Nature + Recycled Art Projects for Kids

On Your Feet Guide to The Station Rotation Model

To Boost Reading Comprehension, Show Students Thinking Strategies Good Readers Use

2 questions about cheating, copying, and student ‘integrity’


How to Help Your Child Get Motivated in School

The scary, lasting effects of too much screen time on children

Children who spent the most time glued to a screen when they were very young proved most at risk of developing emotional, psychological and physical health problems by the time they became teenagers, researchers at Université de Montréal in Canada have reported in the scientific journal Pediatric Research.