Weekly Wrap Up

It’s an ongoing goal of mine to share or comment on blog posts regularly. Sadly, it’s an ongoing goal at which I fail regularly. Here are a few that really struck me recently.


from Aiza Zainol’s flickr This was a bubble wrap kind of week.

One Good Thing is a blog I never miss. I don’t always understand the math being discussed, but the celebrations of things that go well in classrooms is universal. This post especially struck me because it recognizes that students face many challenges outside of school that impact them in school. This teacher (who I adore thanks to her posts on this blog) went the extra mile of recognizing challenges, believing that negative behavior was not about her, and taking steps to show the student love and support.

I love the poems Miss Rumphius writes and shares. (Someday I’ll get to meet her…) This poem, inspired by Langston Hughes, is absolutely heartbreaking and hopeful. It left me astounded.

Another one I regularly love is Dean Dad who writes brilliantly about community colleges. His thinking around professors trading papers seems like a brilliant idea to me. I think it would make a lot of sense for high school teachers too, in many ways.

2 replies on “Weekly Wrap Up”

  1. Tricia says:

    Thank you for sharing a link to my blog and this month’s poem. I’m finding it hard to be hopeful in the wake of the protracted election cycle, but I’m trying.

    And yes, we must meet someday!

    • jenorr says:

      Thank you for continuing to share such wonderful poetry!

      I find I’m living in denial about the current state of our country. It’s either that or fear for our future.

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