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Aug/Sep 2016
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The Annual Rings of School
By Todd R. Nelson

Trees tell stories. Natural historians, their annual rings log the lean years and lustrous; drought and deluge; fire, infestation, and proliferation. They tell us their compass orientation and even the direction of the prevailing winds and weather over time. We can count the heartwood of their infancy, of their adolescence and of their dotage, and plot our own against this concentric archive of just how time has passed.

Everyone can think of a favorite tree stump, of counting rings for the first time; of learning what those rings meant. I like thinking backwards from the spruce stump out front. When I was born, its diameter was perhaps twelve inches. When my grandmother was born, the same year the Wright brothers flew their plane, it would have been a lanky sapling. Now in its final round of storytelling, its rings remind me of the stories trees tell us, and how we use trees to talk about ourselves.

I once gathered some students to talk about a poem by Howard Nemerov: “Trees.” They joined the poet in their connection to trees....

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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.13 No.8 Aug/Jul 2016
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