Pixels & Papyrus: Constantly Seeking Balance in a Digital World
Featured in Education Technology Insight magazine, both in print and online: February - March 2018. Part of a series of seeking balance, as an educator and parent, between online and offline, with a specific focus on reading.
Old Ways, New Days: What My Grandmother Taught Me About Teaching in the Modern World
ELA in the 21st Century, Quarterly Column for Statement: The Journal of the Colorado Language Arts Society, Spring 2013, Vol. 49, Number 2. I am grateful for the opportunity to capture part of my grandmother's story here about her educational experiences during WWII. The biggest treat was sharing with her that finally, her story was published.
Moving Embers: On Partner Observations
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Independent Teacher: The Journal for Independent School Educators. Written with Cynthia Richardson, a paradigm shift in how to support teachers and offer professional development in schools. PDF version available here.
A Frame for the Story: Stories Keep Us Human
ELA in the 21st Century, Quarterly Column for Statement: The Journal of the Colorado Language Arts Society, Winter 2012, Volume 48, Number 3. This article provides the framework, adapted from Marshall Ganz, for utilizing the framework of story of self to help capture the story of learning.
Digital Mobility: A Journey of a Thousand Miles Can Now Begin with a Single Click
ELA in the 21st Century, Quarterly Column for Statement: The Journal of the Colorado Language Arts Society, Spring 2012, Volume 48, Number 2
Sound the Alarm: Moving Toward a New Literacy Canon
ELA in the 21st Century, Quarterly Column for Statement: The Journal of the Colorado Language Arts Society, Fall 2011, Volume 48, Number 1.
Teacher As Facilitator: Every Generation Has It's Own Classroom
Published by the NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools), written with Travis Macy as part of a series re-imagining the role of the teacher in the classroom with the increasing presence of technology. This article was also published by the E-Journal of Independent Schools.
Music As Literacy: "Why'd You Turn the Music Off?"
This article provides background on using musical connections in the classroom. The quote in the title are the first words a student said to me on my first day as a classroom teacher. Published as part of teacher training guide with Teach For America's Atlanta Institute (2010) as well as in Learning Disabilities Association newsletter (1999).
Teacher as Facilitator in a Flatter Classroom
Written with Travis Macy for the Colorado Language Arts Journal called Statement, this article is part of a series on the evolving role of educators.
Chief Pale Moon
This issue of Fast Capitalism (Issue 6.1), a journal devoted to analyzing the impact of information and communication technologies on self, society, and culture in the 21st century, focused on the narrative, the visual and auditory power of biography. It was curated by Audrey Sprenger and Ashley Vaughan.
Finding Balance in the New Digital Landscape
ELA in the 21st Century, Quarterly Column for Statement: The Journal of the Colorado Language Arts Society, Summer 2010, Volume 47, Number 1.
Digital Dialogues: No App for That
ELA in the 21st Century, Quarterly Column for Statement: The Journal of the Colorado Language Arts Society, Spring/Summer 2011, Volume 47, Numbers 2 and 3. Written after reading Maryanne Wolf's seminal work, Proust & the Squid: The Story & Science of the Reading Brain. While I share some of Dr. Wolf's concerns (and those of Socrates as well), this article captures what I witnessed when digital dialogues are used effectively & appropriately to support teaching & learning.
Psychology and Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 47
Written with Craig Knippenberg, Denver Academy Board Member and founder of Knippenberg, Patterson & Associates, this article offers a teacher's and therapist's point of view on how emotional impairments can impact the classroom and home. Case studies and strategies are featured in the article. PDF version available here.
Globalistic: A Collection of Writings from a Millennial Classroom (Introduction)
Invited to write the introduction to this excellent collection of student writing. "Researchers estimate that seventy percent of students do not get their specific learning strength addressed in a traditional learning setting. These students rarely get to shine in the classroom, because their learning strength is ignored and they are forced to learn in a way that favors traditional learners." More information about the book here.
The Love of Literacy: Integration of Basic Skills With A Meaning Approach (Foreword)
Honored to write the foreword to my mentor's first book, The Love of Literacy. Steve Tattum taught me most of what I know about teaching & learning.
Why It's Important To Tell Tales In School
The Teach For America Blog, called Pass The Chalk, included a variation of another article published in Statement, December 2012.