Tag Archives: Teaching

Anything 

29 Sep

You want can be written.

So stop thinking.

Start writing.

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Want to learn something today?

28 Sep

We are all writing something.  Especially when we’re not actually writing—

All moments are tied in some way.

What happens in a classroom is a microcosm for ‘out there’.  That’s why this matters.

You learn by teaching yourself and letting the moment education you on YOU.

Kerouac reminds us that there’s more than just ‘so much to learn out there’, as so many say.  By saying “so much”, you infer a quantity, a set amount.  Knowledge is always immune to limit, number, anything set.

thought

25 Sep

When it’s quiet,

be loud

in your head.

thought

25 Sep

IMG_7979-0Week about to start, and my attitude is, truly, “BRING IT ON.” I’m at the point in my life where week’s don’t mean anything.  Monday, Thursday, Friday, the weekend.  Everyday I’m working to elevate my story and improve life for me, my family.  Demand the same of yourself.  You’ll feel something, I promise, if you test your Self.  Don’t stop, don’t let yourself get tired, and certainly don’t let yourself make excuses.  Actuate… actuate everything… everything you want.  I had a long day today at the winery but I’m still going and I have ZERO interest in slowing and assuredly no intention of stopping.

Thinking about life and how short it is, how curt it continues to be… but that’s me obsessing over time.  Why do that, when I could be capitalizing on the minute I’m in.. this very breath, right now on the couch typing and contributing to this story of mine.. babies upstairs…. Everyone—  Dash at every assignment in this class as you do your dreams, as this class is a contributor to your life, your dreams, everything.  Tomorrow’s Monday, but that’s wholly insignificant.  All your breaths are Monday and Friday, all days, blended.  Seize.  There’s composition in your Now, elementally and anatomically.

When reading…

18 Sep

As I’ve said, read further into the text.  And I know, that sounds like teacher gibberish.  But it’s not.  It’s one thing to read, and another to UNDERSTAND.  To not only identify what’s being said on the page but feel it as well and either align the words with your own life or identify the dominant ideas and see how they could provoke someone else to thought, or perhaps even action.  Write in the margin, note what you’ve identified, felt.  You’re not just reading, you’re living.  In someone else’s world, life, sight and place.

Today…

16 Sep

Stay moving…

Start new project…

Be ahead of yourself.

English 1A – 9/12/17

12 Sep

13:00 to 13:15 — Stories/Creative.

13:15 to 13:45 — Proposals… review, present, group.

13:45 to 14:00 — More poems, discoveries…. Positions on Plath, connections and possible connections.

14:00 to 14:10 — Discussion on Paper.  Draft Due a week from today, Final Draft Due 9/21.

4 pages, “Plath Position” … a definite statement on Sylvia Plath’s poetry.

14:10 to 14:20 — Creatively Critical… how strong essays are written.

14:20 to 14:30 — Close, questions, HW.