Cold calls to collaborations, and other tales of connected learning

I'm a big fan of the cold call. More often than not, in my experience, the people I have reached out to in the world of education have reciprocated to the point where some pretty great things have happened. Transformative, even. There was that time I cold-tweeted Dr. Leigh Zeitz of the University of Northern Iowa … Continue reading Cold calls to collaborations, and other tales of connected learning

Similes

I was teaching about similes last week, and I introduced the students to a poem called "Predictable" by Bruce Lansky.  In the poem, Bruce relays a lot of clichés, such as "poor as a church mouse" and "bald as an eagle".  Now, after going through many examples of similes using mentor texts, each student composed … Continue reading Similes