Of Music Guides and Monologues

Okay, so Thursdays are challenging because I need to keep my students motivated and engaged. I must come up with activities that integrate both writing and concepts I think they might be interested in. This morning I browsed books about dancing, theater and researched Kundiman lyrics online for the Music students. For the Ballet students, I chose…

Journaling your way to a Villanelle

For this week’s Basic Creative Writing class I made DIY Journals out of scratch papers. I printed the cover, placing an image and the title: My Dance Journal for Ballet and Folk Dance students, My Visual Diary for Visual Arts Students, A Musician’s Journal for Music Students and I just placed an image for the…

Of Epics and Comics

Today, I brought my son to school so I had to be extra ready for class. This means, by the time my students arrive, Jacinto must be sleeping and all our activities must be ready (materials and chairs must be ready for group discussions and “circle time”). I thought of rereading the epics that my students…