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Poetry By Heart

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What Andrew Motion saysThank you

…for joining us in the very first Poetry By Heart competition, which I hope you’ll think, as we do, is a momentous thing in its way: a pioneering national competition designed to encourage pupils at school and college in England to learn and to recite poems by heart.  Not in an arm-waving, props-supported thespian extravaganza, but as the outward and audible manifestation of an inwardly-understood and enjoyed poem.


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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"Poetry By Heart is designed to put the emphasis on learning by heart, not on learning by rote.  It is about understanding and remembering the deep recurring truths about our experience as humans, in terms that are especially beautiful and resonant.  It is about doing this in a pleasure-filled way.  And it is part of the same benevolent revolution in poetry-proving and poetry-teaching that formed a part of the original intention in founding the Poetry Archive  during my ten years as Poet Laureate." ~Andrew Motion

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 4, 2013 2:51 PM

Poetry evokes both the creative and the radical. We can express what we feel in a deep and meaningful manner.

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XII Super Bowl Fun Facts in One Handy Infographic

XII Super Bowl Fun Facts in One Handy Infographic | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
If your excitement for Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday stems more from a love of chili than a love of football (which is tooootally fine, by the way), here are
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Whether a Super Bowl fan or not, fun facts will bring on a smile or perhaps a frown at the $$$ involved! And people are hungry and homeless in America...what gives?

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Ascending Butterfly: Find out how helping an admirable teacher means free travel for YOU with the @HiltonHHonors Teacher Treks Campaign!

Ascending Butterfly: Find out how helping an admirable teacher means free travel for YOU with the @HiltonHHonors Teacher Treks Campaign! | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Ascending Butterfly - Not Just a Blog, Not Just a Destination, But an Upwards Journey

 

I just found out about an amazing Travel Grant Competition called Hilton HHonors Teacher Treks, which is a program that will fund 15 teachers to travel and gain first hand experience that will help them to enrich the subject they teach, which will allow them to enhance their curriculum and inspire students to explore the world! (I wish programs like this existed when I was teaching!)
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So what are you waiting for Butterfly? Go VOTE Now! Do something nice for a deserving teacher and in turn something fun for YOU too!

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