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Reflections on the First Day of School

image via chicagounheard.org by Karla Hilliard I confess. When I first heard about this year’s altered start time, moving teacher arrival time from 7:15 to 7:10, I was less than pleased. “But wait!” I said, “Sleep is good for the brain, and…who can even function at that hour?!” “UG!” I Read more…

By karlahilliard, ago
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Let the Music Play

image via sites.psu.edu By Jennifer Unger Confucius stated, “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”  Who am I to argue with this great philosopher?  As a teacher of English, I have always used music when I teach poetry.  I always start the unit by asking, Read more…

By karlahilliard, ago