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The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast | ELA

Sep 21, 2023

This week let’s talk about a unique masters program - and the one I did - The Bread Loaf School of English.

Quick Details:

  • Summer Program out of Middlebury College
  • M.A. In English, but almost all participants are teachers, so there's a teaching angle!
  • Campuses in Vermont, Oxford (England), and California
  • Unique...

Sep 19, 2023

Have you reached for a turtleneck sweater yet? Bought one of those big pumpkins or bright purple mums at the stand along the road? Sipped your first spiced latte?

It's that time of year again!

As the leaves turn and we move into the flow of the school year, it's a nice time to sprinkle in a little holiday fun for...

Sep 14, 2023

This week let’s talk a different kind of topic, asking for what you want in education.

When I was five, my mom took me to a raspberry farm. I leaped out of the car, basket in hand, ready to harvest heaps of my favorite berry. Only to see a closed sign. I headed back to the car, distraught. 

“Well,” said my mom....

Sep 12, 2023

I have to admit that even though I wrote three college essays, got into college, went to college, got my graduate degree in English and taught English for many years, I never really understood the college essay until a year ago. When I listened to this workshop on this very podcast, given by two high school college...

Sep 7, 2023

This week let’s talk about the simplest audio recording tool out there for students, Vocaroo. 


Getting into activities like student podcasting, multigenre projects involving audio, or film projects with audio overlay can feel really intimidating. 


But not with Vocaroo.


Vocaroo is actually a website you can visit...