Category: inspiration

1 Shot Wednesday: March Street

My stepfather died three years ago.  Photos trigger memories and transport one to the past. That is the purpose of the Wednesday 1 Shot series. This photo is from my hometown in Illinois. Just a typical street on the blue-collar side of town. The…

IMO: This morning belonged to Murphy.

Here is what happened to me this morning in the following order beginning at 7:00a.m. I woke up late. I never sleep to 7. I had no coffee to grind for the percolator. I never go without coffee in the morning. I searched deep…

IMO: Teaching German with Songs and Pretzels

Guten Tag! I have 90 German students this year. Like many World Language teachers, it’s a no-brainer to implement the song of the week. I picked Peter Fox’s “Haus um See”. Students get parallel texts and link favorite words or lines as a fun way…