“I Can’t Breath”

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin. Murder in the coldest of blood. 8 excruciatingly long minutes is how long it took for the worst mistake of Derek’s life to be over with.  The devil hung on every second. George gasped for air as if the atmosphere was leaving earth. I could see the helplessness in his eyes. The look a fish has when it’s out of water. I could hear the rasp inContinue reading ““I Can’t Breath””

Creating a Successful Classroom Climate #TraciGardner For The Win

“It’s easy to ‘teach’ literary terminology and devise quizzes on the terms, but to make the language of literature useful to readers, students need to practice using academic vocabulary in ways that deepen their understanding of how stories work” (51) Jago, Carol. “Stop Pretending and Think about Plot.” Voices from the Middle 11.4 (May 2004): 50-51. Looking atContinue reading “Creating a Successful Classroom Climate #TraciGardner For The Win”