I try to keep lists of things that relate to my classes that happen in real life.
So here are the metaphors I remember from Popular Culture:
Lisa Castellano said “circus lessons.” Â We’re the ring masters and our classroom is a circus.
Jeremy said “Grand Canyon of oral literature.” Â I’m at the top and it is so beautiful. Â I see people down there and they are calling for me to join them, but I want others to go with me. Â I try to bring them and show them what I see.
Christi Cook used a proverb, “Where there is smoke, there is fire” to talk about the life of women warriors. Â If a woman is buried with a sword, that is the smoke that indicates she was a warrior.
Laurie had a mixed metaphor that made me a little queasy: Â “vomit onto the page and chisel something out of it.” Â She was talking about how some of her students respond to the writing class.