Posts filed under: Teaching with Fire

Mark Nepo: Reflections on “You Shall Above All Things”

The premise behind Teaching with Fire is that poetry stirs up an inner conversation about questions, emotions, and things that matter. Because poetry slows us down and focuses our attention—it can yield poignant insights into what is most significant and enduring...
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Using Poetry: Opening Meetings

Using Poetry to Open Meetings: In Teaching with Fire, Several teachers shared how poetry can help to open meetings or create a positive atmosphere for group work. Angela Peery wrote: “When I conduct meetings of an English department at a...
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Using Poetry: Deepening Conversations

Using Poetry with Each Other From Teaching with Fire, here’s a description of how using poetry can expand and deepen conversations. Intermixing poetry into faculty meetings, school discussions, and other forums can enhance and expand the quality and depth of...
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