Educators! We have an exciting opportunity for you. You're invited to submit a piece of writing for a book tentatively titled: Teaching from the Heart: Poetry that Speaks to the Courage to Teach. The book will be an anthology of poems identified by educators as having a meaningful impact on how they think, feel about, and do their work. Each poem will be introduced by a short personal commentary that describes how the teacher has been touched by that particular poem. The concept of the project hinges on the idea that reading poetry stirs up an inner conversation about questions, emotions, and things that matter. Because poetry slows us down and focuses our attention—it can yield poignant insights into what is most significant and enduring in our work as educators.
This book is modeled on our award-winning and best-selling book: Teaching with Fire: Poetry that Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003). Click here for more information, including how to submit a piece of writing.