Archive | July, 2013

Appendix B: Tolkien Transformation

There is nothing that can substitute for reflection time and as I am reflecting this week on what lessons my students and I learned from reading Tolkien, the thought that comes foremost to my mind is how his works transformed all of us.  Any teacher who knows his/her students will tell you that no two […]

Appendix A: Taking Tolkien on the Road

Today’s post will be the first in a series of six appendices (modeled after Tolkien’s) which will appear over the next six weeks, as summer counts down towards a new journey when school resumes in September.  When my students finished reading Lord of the Rings last month, we celebrated our completion of the book with a […]