In this forward to Kenneth Koch’s Wishes, Lies, and Dreams, Ron Padgett discusses the origins of Teachers & Writers as a nonprofit that brought a new way of teaching poetry to children in the U.S. and the legacy of Kenneth Koch as a writer and educator.
The Presence of Joy: Evolution in the WITS Classroom and Making It Possible For Students To Become Themselves
In this Art of Teaching Writing article, former WITS Executive Director for over 20 years Robin Reagler reflects on the influence that two books “Wishes, Lies, and Dreams” by T&W founding member Kennech Koch and “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” by Paulo Freire, had on the development of the program’s teaching model.
Are We Teaching In A New World?: Yahdon Israel on Language Barriers, Educational Politics, and Online Teaching
Read this interview by T&W teaching artist Matthew Thompson with Yahdon Israel, a Brooklyn-based teacher and writer who has used social media and virtual learning to make critical engagement with the written word available and accessible to students across the globe and class spectrum.