3 Ways To Use Poetry In Your Classroom

3 Ways To Use Poetry In Your Classroom

I was recently contacted by a teacher (and student) from Mexico City. The high school students are studying poetry, and the teacher wants to find more ways to engage the students. They asked me to answer these questions. My goal is to help them understand poetry and to feel more connected to it. If you […]

dear creative: embrace your professional diversity

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dear creative: embrace your professional diversity

Dear Creative, I want to encourage you to embrace your professional diversity.   We live in a world where we hyphenate ourselves when our cultural background includes many influences.  We are encouraged to embrace our cultural diversity, understanding that the mix of backgrounds makes us richer, fuller human beings. But we don’t do the same when […]

dear creative: you are your best evidence

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dear creative: you are your best evidence

    dear creative, you are your best evidence. you are the evidence of immense possibility. you are also evidence of failure. I want you to own the full spectrum of your creative experience. this is how you will learn to trust your creative voice and move forward when all the stories of imposter syndrome […]

creative ancestry: the power of naming the ones who came before us

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Dear Creative, I’ve been crying a lot lately. The grief comes in waves, and sometimes I feel like my whole body is soaking like a wet towel. I miss my late younger brother. It’s been many years since he died. He taught me so much. I am also missing the presence of the late Chinua […]