Why Poetry in the Content?

Why Poetry? “Poetry has become one of the most under utilized, and underestimated mediums in modern culture” K.M. Berkley For the average ELA teacher poetry is something taught if lucky as a 2 week course in April during the “poetry month” weeks that are not testing weeks. Poetry has been stamped as the ugly stepContinue reading “Why Poetry in the Content?”

Why Multimodal?

Bad Habits For far too long educators have hidden behind their basal’s and state tests. They preach the 5-paragraph-essay because it “works” and gives the “best results.” They often claim they offer choice which normally looks like having students decide between two prompts and using a five-paragraph essay to respond. Enough is enough. Unfortunately asContinue reading “Why Multimodal?”

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