Over the summer, I was inspired and awakened after reading Kelly Gallagher’s Readicide: How Schools are Killing Readers and What You Can Do About It. Kelly Gallagher is a high school English teacher in Anaheim, CA whose theories I’ve been advocating and utilizing for a few years. Four years ago, I designed our school’s sophomore reading strategies classes based on his… Continue reading Let’s Cure Readicide!
A friend of mine recently sang at the infamous open mic night at BlueBird Cafe in Nashville, TN. While there, he met many musicians, wanna-bes, producers and agents. One person that struck a chord was 16-year old Casey Lee Smith who came down from Arizona to sing at the BlueBird. While my friend claimed Casey… Continue reading Watch Out, Jonas Bros!