Frannie M.

Sports Injuries

by Tyler Collison 1 The day’s focus was plyometrics—jump training. For roughly twenty minutes at the end of every volleyball practice, we would systematically hop around like frogs and one-legged kangaroos. In the matches prior to the discussed day, though, we hadn’t been “doing somethings amazing,” as our Romanian coach, Radu, would so adamantly and […]


by Frannie M. In a dream last night my teeth were a mess. It fell into a few categories of “Teeth” dreams in 10,000 Dreams Interpreted (ed. Miller). The dream had loose teeth in it; that means “there will be failures and gloomy tidings.” The dream had my teeth falling out in it; that means […]

The Circus Was in Town

by Frannie M. The Circus met up on April 21, to plan the next 12 months and our eventual world domination. We thought it would be nice to give you out there on the interwebs a taste of what has happened and what is to come. First: thank you to all who came to our […]

Knitting with the Internet Generation

by Frannie M. As a new teacher, I often find it too easy to mentally take credit for some of the amazing things my students do each day. And as often as I am frustrated by typical teenage (read: lazy and/or volatile) behavior, I am finding that I have more hope now for the future […]

Why We Write: Intention and Voice in the Writing Classroom

by Frannie M. There is a reason we write. There are many reasons. We write to persuade, to entertain, to move, to communicate, and to deceive. When we pick up a pen we have an intention, fully formed or not. There is no writing without voice, without intent, or purpose. Because voice is, I posit, […]