Monthly Archives: July 2016

Interdisciplinary Arts Education with Maria Schirmer

Sarah Guayante, a student at St. John’s University and a T&W editorial intern, interviewed teaching artists who took part in the TATIP* program. Maria Schirmer, an interdisciplinary artist working with Community-Word Project, attended the Universal Design for Learning and Teaching for Special Needs workshop facilitated by Philip Alexander of Brooklyn Arts Council and Martin Urbach of Marquis…

The Sumerian King

Ekphrastic Sevenling poems after visiting the Ancient Near Eastern art exhibt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art   He Saw It Happen by Lauren Cuda (6th grade) He saw three things happen— People giving him sight, The parish of those people, and the sky He lived for the sky Now he lives for the museum He lives…

The Slow Fuse of the Possible

by Maxine Greene I think most of you know about my ongoing obsessions and about how difficult it is for me to stop obsessing. Many of you also know that for a long time, in addition to what we call “doing philosophy,” I’ve been very involved with the arts. Among the things I worry about…

TATIP Teaching Artist Spotlight: Jose Lopez

  Sarah Guayante, a student at St. John’s University and a T&W editorial intern, interviewed teaching artists who take part in the TATIP* program. Jose Lopez, a full-time English teacher and volunteer with House of Roses Volunteer Dance Company, attended the Movement seminar facilitated by Jenn Eisenberg and Emily Meisner of the National Dance Institute. Teachers…

List Poems Inspired by Daily Life

  In this poetry lesson T&W writer in residence Melanie M. Goodreaux-Fiedler encourages students to draw inspiration from their daily lives. Following a reading of a Walt Whitman’s “There was a Child went Forth” from Leaves of Grass, students think about what they have seen that becomes part of them, and practice describing these things…

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