Top 10s: Charles Bukowski Quotes


Sure, he may be rough
& vulgar.
Like the pot-ridden face
that inspired his work.

Bukowski is our pain,
our solitude.
Few carry sorrow
-shrouded in wisdom-
as he.

Bukowski is proof that
even the lowest
of of our lot
has a world of beauty

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Enjoy the free pdf here.






Documentary Part I: SCIPP Poetry Project




What do you get when you mix wild kids,
wilder parents,
wilder-er grad students,
and the wildest-est teachers & prof?

Obviously problems with
the comparative and superlative,
but also a recipe
for a new type of learning!


Special thanks to Alex Avila,
the media mastermind
behind it all.





Socratic Circles: The Second Best Tool for Teaching


The first is the cattle prod.

The true father of education.

A teacher that was sentenced to death for
“corrupting the youth”.
A man that practically created pedagogy
and the probable inventor of
the toga party.

Know what?!
You too can cause
intellectual celebration and self-destruction
in your very own classroom!

I present…
The Socratic Circle.
The Socratic Seminar.
Cultural Circles.



Above is a sampling by
Grand Master Teacher Larry Light
using quotes about Gandhi
to demonstrate character analysis.
However, anything may be used
to push discussion along
including art, articles, & poetry.

This is the bread and butter and jam
of Quotationals lessons.
THE best tool to connect
kids, families, and community.

A copy of the Gandhi quotes can be found here.
A copy of the follow-up Gandhi Non-Test can be found here.
A copy of Common Core Standards can be found here.

Now, go question.

Quotes About Your Family (Video)




Does this sound like your family?:

Having a place to go – is a home.
Having someone to love – is a family.
Having both – is a blessing.
> Donna Hedges <

How about this one then?:

Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.

We have the entire spectrum covered.

Top 10s- Top 10 Quotes About Family


Quotes about our loved ones.

Quotes about our loved ones.


Ah, family…

Love them
[passive-aggressively] hate them.
Either way,
they give us a good reason
to celebrate gluttony
and team up to shop for
Black Friday deals.

Please click here
to find funny & thoughtful quotes
about loving our loved ones.

Filming Poetry at SCSUSB

Here are some pics of SCIPP students recording their poetry and writing for an upcoming video.


KVCR TV Interviews SCIPP Creators



Students & Coyotes: Instruction in Poetry and Prose,
or S.C.I.P.P.,
is what public education
can become.

On a college campus!
Working alongside graduate students!
Writing poetry and prose!
With Los Madres next door 
debating college, parenting, and community!
En Espanol!

It is here
the world of the K-12 student
leaves a fear-based curriculum
to create, critique, share
at Cal State San Bernardino.

And it all started with a simple
conversation between a few teachers.

Please enjoy the video above
and write a comment below.


Special thanks to Professor Delgado
and the MFA mentors
for seeing that giving back
is among the most useful of lessons.








Top 10s: Seven Deadly Sins Quotes



Do I need to mention that this list
may not be suitable for kids?


Well, we thought
it was about time
that somebody quoted
on the subject.

A pdf can be found here.

Spread the guilt,