I fell off the writing horse last week, and now I'm picking myself up along with fragments I've been gathering this June.
There's this chestnut from Colum McCann in Letters to a Young Writer:“Be a student, not a teacher, even when you teach” (3), which makes me aspire to be a life-long student more than the tritely alliterative life-long learner.
Marcia Tate reminded me of what ought to be cardinal classroom rule: "If you're not modeling what you're teaching, then you're teaching something else."
Kristin Kochheiser tipped me off to Noisli, a tool I suspect might prove useful when students ask whether they may listen to music while they work.
Kevin Croghan pointed me towards the Glossary of Education Reform, so I'll never (hopefully) feel mugged by school jargon again.
Katie Wolfson introduced me to an intriguing question matrix (see second page) that I suspect may support students in generating their own better questions.
Joe Marquez showed me a more elegant shortcut to split-screen displays with the Dualless extension.
Jonathan Gottschall, in The Storytelling Animal, taught me: "Just as flight simulators allow pilots to train safely, stories safely train us for the big challenges of the social world." (58)
And lastly, I learned that southwestern North Dakota is crawling with ticks, which might just be a topic for a later slice.