Join Us for National Poetry Month!

Each April, National Poetry Month presents an opportunity to celebrate the importance of poetry and the poets whose work enrich our lives. Like any creative genre, poetry includes a plethora of themes and terminology to introduce to students. Poetry also presents the wondrous chance to build a bridge between reluctant readers and a love of … Read more

Through the Lens of Quiet Courage

quiet – silent, noiseless, inaudible, low, soft, discreet, inobtrusive, soundless… courage – bravery, nerve, pluck, valor, daring, audacity, mettle, resolution, guts… At first glance, these words have no overlap, no lens-shaped area of commonality. And yet, if we use a sharper lens, we find that quiet can be an essential characteristic of courage. Lesa Cline-Ransome, … Read more