Music for Spring & Educational Resources

Music for Spring & Educational Resources

What song could be better than jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's "Up Jumped Spring" for this, the first weekend of spring? This morning, I was reintroduced to an old favorite as a bright blue sky filled my window and I awoke to the Abbey Lincoln and Stan Getz version from 1991. Here is their version and the [...]

Media Arts Opportunities for Youth

  About The Northwest Film Forum For nearly 20 years, The Northwest Film Forum in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood has brought a variety of acclaimed and rare independent and classic films to audiences.  The Children's Film Festival is a highlight of the organization, displaying the best of international films for children. Additionally, the Forum provides student filmmakers with an [...]

Setting Goals: Turning Intention into Action

Setting Goals: Turning Intention into Action

The clean slate of  January 1st  heralds a time when many of us embrace the concept of change and set resolutions for the New Year.  With the all of the emotions and frenzy of the holiday season behind us, January is like a wide open field full of possibility.  A tangible energy abounds as people move [...]

Greetings of the Season!

Greetings of the Season!

"Make for the children an evening of happiness in a world of storm.  Let the children have their night of fun and laughter... resolved that by our daring these same children shall not be denied the right to live in a free and decent world." --Winston Churchill, Christmas Eve, 1941 May the light you bestow [...]

Updates and Additions: 11-24-11

Updates and Additions: 11-24-11

When I first began this post, it read: "It's already mid-October, six months after I first launched this website in the burst of spring." Now, it's already the end of November and I am starting to catch my breath just in time for the holidays! As a teacher, the feeling of time slipping away is ever-present as I continually evaluate [...]

Recent Reporting & Resources on Dyslexia

Recent Reporting & Resources on Dyslexia

"Poetry should be a matter of passion, not survival," writes fellow Rochester, New York native, Philip Schultz. So should schooling. I work with a number of students who bravely face their learning disorders on a daily basis in classrooms and institutions where the ideal of differentiated instruction, the mantra of "all kinds of minds," and the [...]