Recently, I wrote and published an article "Interchanging Poetry, A New Poetic Genre." It is a new form of poetry that can increase a students desire to write. be creative, and accomplish a task most student's hate...writing poetry. I am including one of my Interchanging poems and encourage any who love writing poetry or any who love a challenge to try something that is... read more
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Of all the animals in the world, dogs and cats are the most revered. Dating back longer than this old man can remember they have been beloved in every country with a large majority considering them family members. Living as long as 25 years, it is easy to understand the long term relationship we develop with our pets. How much do we really love these little fur balls, we spend about... read more
The human muscular system is not only complex, it intrigues by the amount of work it can perform, and sustain under the most demanding conditions. There are many viable contenders for determining the strongest muscle, included are: longevity, strength alone, load, lift, durability, response to pain, healing qualities, size, function, growth, suitability in recovery and reproducibility... read more
Poetry is the absolute beauty of the human heart expressing emotion in a form that delights, and leaves the reader with a feeling of contentment in one spectrum, and a feeling of remorse in another. No other form of writing has the ability and power to inspire the emotion created through poetry. There are more than sixty different popular forms of poetry commonly used today. Many... read more
Poetry is one of those literary genres that instill a fear in students, particularly in the middle school arena. Metaphor, sonnet, acrostic, haiku, rhyme, prose, or free verse are examples of hundreds of poetry terms and forms. Confusing for a young impressionable mind to absorb, poetry is often a subject to avoid, and if unavoidable, often solicits a desire to cheat to succeed. Throughout... read more
A Child, like a ball of dough, must be raised to achieve success.
You Starve your children, not, by denying them food, but, through lack of discipline. Author Note: Discipline described here, is not physical, but accountable discipline.
Many children, regardless of grade, are placed in honor programs, yet cannot pass their states standardized test. We are creating a generation that will enter a technological workforce with reading and math skill deficits they may not be able to overcome. Yet, I am encouraged by the students who do excel, but again am concerned by those who are being left behind. Usually these are children... read more