Friday, January 22, 2010

pride






I spent Thursday night joyously watching & listening to teenagers recite poetry and play music. Teenagers who have previously had very few opportunities to feel talented and be praised. This is the second year we've been involved in this competition and even though it makes a lot of our students groan at first, they come around and my heart sings.

These are the times I love my job so wholeheartedly, I would do it for free.

Check out the Poetry Out Loud website to see what a remarkable program they've got going.
Your heart might start singing, too.

8 comments:

Sam said...

That sounds wonderful! I am still surrounded by the pre-adolescents who begrudgingly perform at their parents glare. I look forward to that day!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

That is awesome! You just KNOW those students secretly love doing the poetry and tooting their own horns, but they're just too cool to admit it.

Thank God for teachers like you, who do more than the required syllabus. The world could use a few more Bad Moms.

snugglebug said...

In fifth grade we had to recite/perform a poem every Friday. We were also allowed to write our own and recite that if we wanted to, as long is was a specified length. I always loved Fridays!

Hairline Fracture said...

So cool! Once I am teaching full-time I will see if my classes can participate.

brandy101 said...

Awesome!

LarryG said...

that is so wow cool...
ultra bad there badmom!

Mrs. G. said...

Every time I come over here you are showing devotion to your students. You are the kindest teacher, S.

EatPlayLove said...

how awesome!

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