I’ve always felt that poetry is communal.  First of all, it’s accessible to everyone regardless of age, poetic experience, or writing ability.  My six year old can write as profound a poem as anyone.  Secondly, poetry is a genre meant to be shared and enjoyed with others. Poetry creates a sense of community and has […]

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Rather than filling children’s minds with empty screen time, a key to the thoughtful use of technology is integrating it into everyday learning situations in a way that enhances activities. Since poetry is a very thoughtful form of writing, and April just happens to be National Poetry Month, let’s explore some apps that can engage […]

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Write, peel, stick. Write, peel, stick. There’s something incredibly satisfying to me about jotting ideas down on Post-It notes, and I love using them as creativity tools in the art museum. Especially for those of us who feel more comfortable crafting with words rather than sketching lines and shapes, Post-it poetry is an easy way […]

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When I first became a teacher, I was not a writer.  Sure, I wrote in school and I really enjoyed some of the writing I produced in college. But I was not a writer. I thought teaching writing could be summed up with the five-paragraph essay and acrostic poems.  Thankfully, my first teaching mentor handed […]

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  April is National Poetry Month and we are excited to celebrate it with our new workshop for young writers, Poetry Makers! During this workshop, you can strengthen your children’s understanding of themselves and the world around them through the power of writing poetry. Through inspiring videos and printables, we will explore, list poems, Diamante, […]

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