While every day is an opportunity to practice kindness, put our arms around the people we love, and cherish all that is good in our lives, perhaps today is an especially good day to remember the importance of doing those things.
We, at Two Writing Teachers, pause today to remember all the lives that were lost and the heroes who gave their all in trying to save others. Since tomorrow is a Slice of Life Tuesday, our post about 9/11 is published today.
Sixteen years ago, I kissed my three daughters goodbye as I left them in the gym’s babysitting room, and I headed up to the aerobics room to teach my 9:15 step class. My… Continue reading
Today, September 11th, is the fifteenth anniversary of the horrific attacks that took place in 2001. We, at Two Writing Teachers, pause today to remember all the lives that were lost and the… Continue reading
Educators from around the country share the ways in which they teach about September 11th to their students. This post includes programming and writing ideas, as well as links to videos and picture books you can read aloud.
I’m compiling a list of tributes classroom teachers and schools do to mark the September 11th Anniversary. Please leave a comment on this post adding what you (and/or your colleagues) do to commemorate this solemn day.
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” -Harry S. Truman
My husband and I spent our five year anniversary in Manhattan this past December. My parents watched our daughter for three nights, which meant we went to shows, explored different neighborhoods by hopping… Continue reading
Today is the 11th anniversary of the September 11th Attacks. It’s hard to believe it’s been over a decade since that horrible day, when everything started out right and ended so catastrophically. Today… Continue reading
Ten years have passed since September 11th, 2001. In 2001, I lived in Manhattan when the planes hit the Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, PA. Today I live in Central… Continue reading
It’s rare for me to read the “Sunday Business” section of The New York Times. I’m more of a “Sunday Review,” “Sunday Styles,” front section, “Metropolitan,” “Travel,” and “Book Review” (in that order)… Continue reading
A view of the Lower Manhattan Skyline on the evening of September 11th, 2010 (from Jersey City, NJ): From 09-11-10 I am one of the New Yorkers who did not personally lose a… Continue reading
If you teach eighth grade or younger, it is highly unlikely that your students personally remember the events of September 11; many of our students weren’t alive when the attacks occurred. For me,… Continue reading
Created with clip art from Lettering Delights.
Last week I wrote about the power of three in writing. I felt my post lacked specific examples of what this looks like in published writing. So, I looked back at Carmen Agra… Continue reading
The recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai reminded me of how fragile life is. Stories of everyday people who were visiting and working in Mumbai, such as the Brooklyn couple who were held hostage… Continue reading
Bonnie mentioned a Billy Collins Poem, “The Names,” in a comment she left yesterday. While he’s one of my favorite poets (new favorites), I have to admit that I didn’t know about this… Continue reading
I Am Amazed is written and illustrated by Jodi Hills. It’s a book that pays tribute to the people in our everyday lives that we often look past and recognizes the beauty within… Continue reading
Yesterday I read The Man Who Walked Between the Towers to my class. They were dazzled and amazed by Petit’s Walk. I briefly answered questions about September 11th, 2001 since the book does… Continue reading
I shared my September 11th WN Entry with my class today since my teaching point was: Writers react to things that are happening in the world around them by writing long about events… Continue reading