Podcast Delivering Five Minutes of Poetry Once a Day
The Slowdown is Tracy K. Smith’s poetry podcast, produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation. Every weekday Smith delivers a different way to see the world through poetry. Recent episodes include “When I Am Six” by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, “Amores Perros” by Angela Narciso Torres, “Her Daughter’s Eyes” by Luci Tapahonso, “The Season of Phantasmal Peace” by Derek Walcott, and “song: for my high school sweetheart” by Yaya Yao. The free podcasts are produced by American Public Media and made available for listening on demand on iOS and Android devices or a web player.
Each time you and your students embark on a new story,
your characters undergo a transformation. If you lead your students through the
elements we’ve discussed (creating an epic classroom, uncovering a conflict, and traversing the rising action to solve the conflict) then the transformation will happen by itself. A critical part of
epic learning is helping students to realize that metamorphosis and use what
they’ve learned. Here are a few activities to facilitate reflection and wrap up
your epic learning experience.
With the widespread school closures creating a situation where many families are facing the unexpected challenge of educating and engaging children with autism or other special needs at home, Stages Learning Materials is offering a freeAutism Curriculum Kit to support families during COVID-19 school closures.
The nonprofit Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) has created and shared an open-source guide for school librarians engaged in curating open educational resources. Drawing lessons from school districts and libraries, ISKME developed the free guidebook to help school librarians and district officials develop a coherent roadmap for OER curation and implementation.