I'm so sorry - I know this has nothing to do with the topics addressed by this blog, but our first grandchild arrived last night, and I had to show him off! He's gorgeous! His mom worked really hard to get him here, and his dad did too!
I am a former middle school English / Language Arts teacher who is currently an associate professor of teacher education at the University of Illinois at Springfield. I am fascinated by the way the world of literacy is opening up, primarily through the use of new technologies. I am also fascinated by what happens in nature, whether or not that refers to things that make me happy or things that make me feel creepy.