In this virtual creative writing lesson plan by educator and poet Joanna Fuhrman, she asks students to choose meaningful objects from home to create the abstract landscape of a map, drawing on images and details from their inner lives to write a poem based on memory and location.
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.
T&W writer Libby Mislan reflects on the healing nature of processing emotion through poetry. To meet the perceived needs of students, she created the “Poetry as Processing” workshop where students learned SEL skills and wrote from their experience of this telling 2020 year.
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.