Tagged: poem

A couple “lovely” teaching ideas

Valentines is here and many teachers will teach a lesson about “love”.   However, it’s a topic that you can teach at any time of the year, always valuable and really can get students thinking deeply about their place in the world. Here are a...

What if?

I’ve always loved this poem by Shel Silverstein and finally decided to make my own definitive audio powerpoint version for teachers to use in the classroom.  The powerpoint has very engaging .gif animated images that really catch the attention of students (can’t see them in...

Imagine…. (a poem about school)

Imagine a classroom where there is no teaching                                                      only learning. Imagine a classroom where there is no leader only...

So You Want To Be A Teacher?

A poem speaking to some things inherent in great teachers. This remix is in memory of Charles Bukowski. 1920 – 1994.     — We miss you.   if it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. unless it comes...

In Memory Of Josef Skvorecky

I’ve spent a good part of my life studying Czech writers and the incredible literature that has come from this tiny country. I studied Czech, drank beer with her writers and failed at translating the untranslatable. I had the esteemed pleasure to visit Josef and...

Thanksgiving Day – A poem

I don’t share much of myself here. But I do believe I should and will try to open up more….I’ve no secrets 🙂 Today, while searching for some other poetry, I came across one of my own poems! Wow! Yeah, I wrote poetry for many...

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