Let’s play The Excuse Me Game to avoid the tragedy of becoming “only one thing” and losing ourselves and our possibilities due to a failure of imagination.
Literacy specialist Callie Feyen says the best way to help children write is first to listen.
With a little help from a possum, pumpkin spice, and a classroom of kindergartners, Callie Feyen has a no-write poetry prompt for fall.
What happens when Callie Feyen goes shopping for bras? With a five-year-old? Only one word for it: Superbuns!
What do you think is beautiful? What is wild about the color yellow? Join Callie Feyen and her kids in a summer challenge to read 100 books and find out.
At-risk literacy specialist Callie Feyen shows us how to read and enjoy a picture book—with a pirate as our guide—from pre-reading to post-reading! And our hearts are touched along the way.
Some self-doubt in the shoe department leads to a surprising reflection on how to teach reading with The Sleepy Little Alphabet—and love it.
Reading teacher Callie Feyen has been curious if recklessness can be used to learn, or, perhaps more radically, if recklessness is in fact needed to learn. Watch out, then, for baseball in the library!
Callie Feyen invites readers to consider not just what is in a picture, but what’s not in the picture, when finding the story to tell.
Teacher and writer Callie Feyen has been there—not knowing how to resolve a story, not knowing what to write and how. Her advice is to get some Play-Doh.
When Callie Feyen teaches Romeo and Juliet, she uses the Oxford Press edition, and it is this one-sentence paragraph she makes sure the students discuss: “And then she meets Romeo.”
To teach civil rights is partly to teach how to deal with mixed emotions. Callie Feyen uses a striking picture book to help you teach with depth & clarity.
A lovely glass milk jug becomes the inspiration for a beautiful poetry hearts activity. Join Callie Feyen and make a few thoughtful hearts for Valentines or just for fun.
Callie Feyen learned a lot about storytelling from Willie Nelson when he was awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington, D.C.
How did you spend Take Your Poet to Work Day? We want to know. Like this, from Callie Feyen. What a marvelous, ticklish, soul-jazz way to spend the day!