Dead White Poets Society

Scads of English teachers have shown the movie Dead Poets Society in class to either begin their poetry unit or to try and inspire an appreciation for poetry. I technically showed the movie to teach media messages as constructs, but residual poetry appreciation was always an added bonus and hope. 

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AP® English Test Prep Webinars

It’s a month before the exam and you’re freaking out. You're trying to think about what you need to review with your students, what you should ask them to do, and how you can best support them. Not to mention those things, you’re feeling angsty about only making it through six of the course and...

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The Outer and Inner Beauty of Poetry

Probably not long after Gutenberg slapped some ink on a page, we got the aphorism not to judge a book by its cover.


Generally true.


But even if the collection of poems in How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope edited by James Crews didn’t epitomize the craft and power of poetry, the...