What’s in your Pocket?

Here's hoping it's a poem that pulls at you all day.  If you've not yet found one, take a moment, press pause, and sit with a poem before you rush off to life's next very important calling. Here's my pick: blessing the boats (at St. Mary's) may the tide that is entering even now the lip of [...]

Great Poetry Books for Kids of All Ages

  National Poetry Month As we are in the midst of National Poetry Month, many students are encountering poetry in the classroom and throughout their communities.  As a poet and literacy teacher, I am always on the lookout for great books of poetry as well as poetically written stories that encourage kids to explore and play with [...]

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 [...]