Tag Archives: Phil Bildner

February 25

Mining Your Memories, Two Steps Back Days, and A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner

Earlier this year, Alexander Leon, a writer at the LGBTQ group Kaleidoscope Trust, tweeted the following:   “Queer people don’t grow up as ourselves, we grow up playing a version of ourselves that sacrifices authenticity to minimise humiliation & prejudice. The massive task of our adult lives is to unpick which parts of ourselves are […]

March 04

To the Read Aloud! by Phil Bildner

This one time, for read aloud, we read Kathi Appelt’s Kissing Tennessee. Everyone did individual projects. Then we turned the classroom into the Stardust Dance. This other time, for read aloud, we read Cynthia Rylant’s I Had Seen Castles. That was our first read aloud following 9/11. We were together 9/11. We’ll always be together […]