• Creative Outlets,  Writing

    Using/Overusing Adjectives and Adverbs

    When I think about adjectives and adverbs, Schoolhouse Rock educatisements (education + advertisement) come to mind. Do you remember them? I used them to teach parts of speech to my Freshman English students. The first season of the Schoolhouse Rock…

  • Creative Outlets,  Writing

    IDEAS + CHALLENGES + PRACTICE

    When I was teaching high school creative writing, I constantly heard, “I can’t figure out what to write about.” It is difficult for some people to realize the wealth of ideas that surround them. Some days find me sitting at…