Sunday, July 25, 2010

The "Power of Poetry" Rethinking Schools Summer 2010 Free online issue

If you've never gone to the Rethinking Schools website, now might be a great time. Their online magazine topic for summer 2010 is the "Power of Poetry" and contains some powerful ideas.

COVER STORIES • POWER OF POETRY
The U.S. poet Robert Frost said, “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a love sickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.” Our cover section focuses on three teachers who guide students to find their voice through poetry, to take the lump in their throat and transform it into poetry that gives them a sense of their own power. At the same time, Tom McKenna, RenĂ©e Watson, and Elizabeth Schlessman show us how to use poetry to help students think critically about their personal experience and connect it to a larger social reality.


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