Sunday, December 16, 2007

Great article

As a teacher, this link (from Jim) about a poetry teacher in New Jersey taking his high school kids out to provide free poems from a "poetry stand" absolutely made my day. Read the whole thing, but check out how the kids go from using poetry to separate themselves from everyone (in an "I'm so very different and put-upon" HS angsty way) to using poetry to bring us all together. LOVED this article...loved it so much that, if I teach Creative Writing in the future, I will do a similar field trip to set up a stand at the mall.

1 comment:

Jim Anderson said...

The smarmy "write me a villanelle" guy cracks me up. I routinely force villanelles on my students.