W. W. Jacobs’s “The Monkey’s Paw”–A Supernatural Story?

Wikipedia, despite educators across the globe claiming otherwise, is one of the most accurate records of information. No, you cannot just change something. In fact, I dare you. Go to an article and try to edit it. Your change will likely be there for less than a minute before one of the moderators swoops in … Continue reading W. W. Jacobs’s “The Monkey’s Paw”–A Supernatural Story?

Ray Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian” in the context of Covid-19

I'm a big fan of Ray Bradbury's stories. In my nearly ten years of teaching, I've used "A Sound of Thunder" to explain the butterfly effect, "All Summer in a Day" to discuss the dangers of jealousy, "The Veldt" to make my students aware of how we substitute our reality for others, and the sometimes … Continue reading Ray Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian” in the context of Covid-19

Every Hero Needs a Squad

Click here to donate. My school has partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Pennies for Patients program to raise funds for blood cancer research, patient support services and advocacy programs. Heroes like Cruz (center below) never fight cancer alone--he has a Squad that supports him made up of his family, doctors, and friends. There are Heroes … Continue reading Every Hero Needs a Squad