When you stand still, you'll only know what's coming once it's passed you by.

August 14, 2017

The correct answer, I propose, is the most influential cultural figure in American literacy over the last 30 years.

Alex Trebek, with his trademark pacing and steadfast inflection, models reading a thorough variety of sentence structures, text features, and quotations....

July 28, 2017

If you are reading this, then the image you see is familiar and likely tied to some powerful childhood memories.

Super Mario Brothers included an instruction manual, but for the most part we played the game by simply grabbing the controller and exploring.  We learned so...

July 7, 2017

I'm fortunate that I've pursued and obtained two dream jobs: professional hockey announcer and educator.  Between the two, however, was a span of nearly five years where I sought a stable transition into a new chapter of life.  This period involved stints in car rental...

June 12, 2017

Many of us were children of the Nintendo age, and with that came a set of unique challenges.  We made peace with the fragility of chip-based software and battle against the red blinking power light just to start a game.  We bookmarked and annotated manuals and traded c...

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