Teaching is worthy and rewarding. It is also puzzling, complex and demanding. By many measures, it is the toughest — and the most important — job in America. To do it well, takes an ongoing and ever-fascinating conversation that engages the heart, mind, and spirit
Welcome to the Teaching with Heart – Online Community inspired by Teaching with Heart and Teaching with Fire. In these books, teachers speak about who they are, why they do what they do, and how they keep their heart and commitment alive in their teaching. We asked teachers to reflect on these questions because we believe that what inspires, what impassions teachers is worth sharing.
We created this website because we want to share what we’ve learned. But more than that, we want to create a space where you and your fellow teachers can share what keeps your heart engaged in teaching, can inspire and support each other, and can share how you’re bringing poetry alive in the classroom – and alive in your own heart.