This is why you teach. The thought followed the unexpected tears that welled in my eyes as my coworker showed me the preview above.
H. is a phenomenal writing teacher who recently collaborated with The Poet Warriors Project to amplify our kids’ voices.
I see their amazing faces every day, but far too often I fail to hear their voices. Their stories speak of curiosity, fear, and life in between. Many of my students are first generation immigrants navigating multiple loyalties. Their will to thrive is evident in each piece. Their vulnerability takes my breath away. Listen for yourself.
Poet Warriors is a wonderful organization that works in classrooms across the country, equipping students to make their voices heard. Check out their resources for teachers and see when they’ll be on your block.
Happy Poetry Month!