Poetry Can Lift You Up, Even on Zoom

Linda Derezinski in her English classroom

As an English teacher, my favorite classes are built around interacting with powerful literature that inspires my students to passionate discussion. But distance learning makes that kind of class hard to do. As anyone who has attended a meeting on Zoom can verify, good, meaningful discussions, which are the bread-and-butter Continue reading Poetry Can Lift You Up, Even on Zoom

On The Road to Self-Advocacy

Girls hiking

LeDerick Horne, spoken word poet and advocate for students with learning disabilities, shared his personal journey with Dana Hall students in October 2019. Students listened with rapt attention, and his presentation ignited conversation amongst many about self-awareness and affirmation of their learning challenges. During the lunch following his presentation, students Continue reading On The Road to Self-Advocacy