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“What Teachers Make”

27 Nov

“Taylor Mali (http://taylormali.com), one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement… Mali is a vocal advocate of teachers and the nobility of teaching, having himself spent nine years in the classroom”

He has performed and lectured for teachers all over the world, and his New Teacher Project has a goal of creating 1,000 new teachers through “poetry, persuasion, and perseverance.”

If you’re an educator, it may leave you empowered. If you’re not an educator, it may have opened your eyes.

How could a video like this one inspire your students to engage in “poetry slam”? What is the benefit of spoken word in video form? Does this technology impact students in a positive way?