Celebrate Poetry!

It’s only fair to share… By now you probably know that it is National Poetry Month.  Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American … [Read more…]

The Human Rights Conference

It’s only fair to share…Each year in early March Kean University hosts a significant gathering devoted to Human Rights.  This year the 6th Annual International Conference on Human Rights, sponsored by the Human Rights Institute at Kean University, will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013.  The mission of the Human Rights Institute at Kean University is … [Read more…]

Celebrate Digital Learning Day!

It’s only fair to share… Building upon a growing movement to leverage digital tools to support Connected Learning , teachers, schools, principals, community leaders, parents, and students are called to participate in the second national Digital Learning Day on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.  An effort of the Alliance for Excellent Education , Digital Learning Day … [Read more…]

A glimpse of NYC

It’s only fair to share…[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/31159101 w=500&h=281] As twitter colleague Jabiz Raisdana (@intrepidteacher) in Jakarta wrote “If you’ve ever lived in NYC, this film will fill your heart with such nostalgia, it may collapse.” It’s only fair to share…

On Resolutions, courtesy of Mark Twain

It’s only fair to share…“Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink, and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we … [Read more…]

Thanksgiving 2012

It’s only fair to share… The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live. The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the table. So it has been since creation, and it will go on. We chase chickens or dogs away from it. Babies teethe at the … [Read more…]

National Writing Project – Las Vegas 2012

It’s only fair to share… Each year, right before Thanksgiving time, a special group of educators gather together to celebrate the importance of writing.  Writing in its many forms is the signature means of communication in the 21st century, and the National Writing Project envisions a future where every person is an accomplished writer, engaged … [Read more…]

After the Storm

It’s only fair to share… What I notice first within           this rough scene fixed in memory is the rare           quality of its lightning, as if those bolts were clipped           from a comic book, pasted on low cloud, or fashioned           with cardboard, daubed with gilt then hung overhead           on wire and … [Read more…]

For Sandy: “The Storm”

It’s only fair to share… 1 Against the stone breakwater, Only an ominous lapping, While the wind whines overhead, Coming down from the mountain, Whistling between the arbors, the winding terraces; A thin whine of wires, a rattling and flapping of leaves, And the small street-lamp swinging and slamming against the lamp pole. Where have … [Read more…]


It’s only fair to share…Last weekend I wrote enthusiastically about my first THATCamp which I attended at Fordham University-Lincoln Center.  This weekend, I will attend my second THATCamp at Rutgers University. This back-to-back camp experience has been my plan for some time, as I suspect that each THATCamp is ultimately unique.  Perhaps this is why so many … [Read more…]