Knowledge Isn’t Neutral: On Radical Librarianship

by Jehan Roberson That titular truism is one that led many of us to teach, to write, and to examine critically the power held by stewards of “things worth knowing.” At every turn we must question not only the why’s, but the how’s and the who’s. How was this information acquired, and by whom? How…

Poems

by Joseph Anthony Joseph Anthony was a participant in T&W’s visual arts workshop at the SAGE-GRIOT Innovative Senior Center in Brooklyn. In addition to creating and artist book during the workshop, Joey is a poet. Teachers & Writers Magazine is pleased to share some of his poems with our readers. A Rose Roses are the…

Better Advocacy for Undocumented Students

Bridging Borders with Words: Writing with Immigrant and Refugee Students In this sixth piece in our series on working with immigrant and refugee writers, Jan-Henry Gray draws on his own experience as an undocumented student to offer advice to educators. Related content includes One Day You Will Be One of the Happier: The Voices and…

Literary Crossword, May Edition

    Click here to print crossword   Across1 Vital quality in a novelist9 First name of a Russian literary giant10 Marvel comic character who assumes the mantle of the White Tiger, Ayala11 She had “the face that launched a thousand ships”12 Graham Green’s “The of the Matter”13 “In the beginning”…book14 Picture16 Deep-six17 Facial cover…

Learning to Love the Language

by Rhoda Samkoff At the beginning of my teaching career one of my fifth-graders complained, “I have ideas, but I can’t make them come out my pencil!”  While my definition of successful creative writing is “the manipulation of words that results in a unique product of self-expression,” the student’s statement is a reminder that producing…

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