From My Bookshelf: The Stories We Are

The Stories We Are: An Essay on Self-Creation by William Lowell Randall How well have we pondered the metaphor of the story of my life? Certainly, there is a link between a story of a life and literature. However, is life one long story? A series of chapters? And is literature reflective of life orContinue reading “From My Bookshelf: The Stories We Are”

Literacies Circle: Conversations About Linguistics

Children, those who use multiple languages and linguistic forms AND those who are monolingual, need frequent restorative conversations about languages, literacies, and linguistics in order to embrace the diversity around us. And they to be acknowledged and feel safe about their use of and exploration about languages and linguistics as they learn to read andContinue reading “Literacies Circle: Conversations About Linguistics”

Literacies Circle: Removing Shame

Schools are good at conveying that reading is important, but we forget that reading is also about pleasure, knowledge, and empowerment. Everyone, from the layperson to literacy researchers, fully agree that developing phonemic awareness and learning phonics are integral toward learning to read. However, dictating how children are to think or not think about theirContinue reading “Literacies Circle: Removing Shame”

From My Bookshelf: Being Wrong

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz How do we distinguish between science and pseudoscience? And why do we go through life assuming that we’re right about nearly everything? Both books are compelling reminders of the humility and compassionContinue reading “From My Bookshelf: Being Wrong”