A word about Skyward

A word about Skyward

Okay, okay. I’ll admit it: As a teacher, I despise Skynet… er, ah, Skyward. However, as a parent of an MTHS student, I love Skyward Family Access.
So, I understand that I’m trying to have it both ways when it comes to this wonderful, horrible Web tool. Of course I want to know how my son is doing in his classes, but I don’t want to be enslaved to updating Skyward on a daily basis for my students.
But, it’s more complicated than that. Let me explain…

Parent/Guardian access to our classes

Parent/Guardian access to our classes

Accessing Student Online Systems at MTHS for Parents/Guardians Thanks to our former tech guru Christy Frary, here are the directions for you to follow if you want to observe your student’s work in any of my classes. It’s great and can really come in handy!...
Richard Kelly’s dark(o) debut

Richard Kelly’s dark(o) debut

“Donnie Darko” I’ve seen this film at least two dozen times and I still find new things to examine, question and ponder. Shoot, I still stumble and mumble whenever anyone asks me, “What’s ‘Donnie Darko’ about?” Frankly, I’m really not 100 percent sure. So, when I...
Found Poetry

Found Poetry

Found poetry can be as profound as original, traditional poetry. The difference? The words are found in existing texts, then edited and arranged in new, poetic ways by the poet. Confused? No worries. Read this excerpt from Poets.org: Found poems take existing texts...
A word about Skyward

Literary Terms

Outside Links Literary Devices-dot-com A College Professor’s Literary Terms Poetic Devices & Terms (DeMiero & Corona) DeMiero’s List of Terms Rhetoric Definition Rhetoric the art of effective or persuasive communication, especially the use of figures of...
Shyamalan’s suspenseful visions

Shyamalan’s suspenseful visions

With homage to Orson Welles, Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock, M. Night Shyamalan has contributed much to modern day suspense. Although his films are often found assigned to the suspense/horror genre, his films rarely evoke a sense of gore. Instead, in his best...
Hitchcock: A dizzying masterpiece – “Vertigo”

Hitchcock: A dizzying masterpiece – “Vertigo”

He made you over, didn’t he? Just as I’ve done. But better! Did he train you? Rehearse you? Teach you what to say and what to do? John “Scottie” Ferguson One of Hitchcock’s films rises above the rest, in my opinion – “Vertigo.” While it didn’t exactly meet with wide...