Teacher Ben Berman reflects on the challenges and opportunities for deeper care and connection with students, brought on by the pandemic and virtual learning. Read how creative writing continues to serve an essential purpose through COVID.
Teacher, Elizabeth Jorgensen helps students engage in the creative writing process by giving them an opportunity to publish or gain recognition for their work. Read how her students express themselves through the sijo and find success in The Sejong Cultural Society’s annual poetry competition.
Laura Wheatman Hill shares ideas to intrigue students with E. E. Cummings’ poem “l(a…(a leaf falls on loneliness)” and teaches students how a poems’ subject matter can often inform its structure.
Read about how teaching artist Peter Markus encourages students to step outside themselves and into the “Poetry Portal” and continues to encourage his student poets to write during a pandemic.
Read this article by a teacher who reflects on her years of working with migrant students from Central America on a local farm, doing hands-on learning and English-language education, using T&W poetry writing exercises.
Collectively, all over the country and world, we are seeing the effects of what happens when we come together in the name of justice. The death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop and so many others has sparked an unprecedented outcry for anti-racist structural change and a complete end to police violence against Black…