Thomas' poetry was some of the first poetry I read at school. ... But what is constant is the fact that these artists… their music, their paintings, their prose and their poetry… continue to move and inspire us.
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Most serious readers love that they are serious readers, and the compensations of a robust reading life are much discussed. But there are also aspects of reading that are undeniably frustrating. Here are mine, in no particular order.
Guest blogger Joshua Block, a high school humanities teacher, talks about the challenges of teaching collaboration as a skill and provides examples of how he has integrated it into his classroom practice.
It's a part of the ongoing ridiculousness of whether or not Arts Education belongs in our schools. The answer of course is yes. The same with Music Eduction and Physical Education, and yet we see these programs first on the ...
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Hugging therapy is definitely a powerful way of healing. Research shows that hugging (and also laughter) is extremely effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress.
THE TRIAL BALLOON: After a banner year for graphic novels, teachers should heed these titles for class.
Di Laycock's insight on the article:
"Cavna's opening story is very similar to the one that inspired my doctorate on the experiences of teachers with graphic novels (still a work in progress). It's a great article and certainly 'walks the talk' about the power of images (and or text). Just love those drawings! Check out the blog comments (all 120 of them) for an interesting discussion and for some great links to other graphic novel resources."
When Elizabeth Natale wrote an opinion piece for the Courant last Sunday venting her frustrations with education reform, she didn't expect it to go viral, resulting in emails of support from teachers and parents across ...
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