What Will Your Verse Be?

I read several blogs by other folks, some are written by friends, some by internet acquaintances. Every once in a while I’ll come across a post that just jumps out at me…this is one of them. Wouldn’t it be great if today’s teachers could really teach their passion, to inspire their students and really get them interested in LEARNING rather than having to teach to pass a standardized test? Read on…

Teach with Class

I have no idea how many times I have seen Dead Poet’s Societybut every time I do I get tears in my eyes when the students stand on their desks and say “O Captain! My Captain!” to honor Mr. Keating when he is being forced to leave his teaching job because he taught students how to think and not simply how to conform. Mr. Keating Ironically and sadly, this movie also deals with suicide.

Mr. Keating inspired in me the type of teacher I wanted to become. He taught me that teaching literature is opening a window to the soul rather than explaining words on a page. He taught me that literature is best learned by incorporating it into life rather than having your head buried in a textbook. He taught me that literature is relevant to every generation; a great teacher can unlock these timeless themes to…

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