Writings

Our Beliefs Separate Us

For a long time, in my head, I wrote and rewrote my own mental essay entitled, “This I Believe.” A little over a year ago, I wrote a  poem called "This I Believed": I used to believe in heaven above and hell below. Fate and flawless soul mates. Manifesting my destination. Jesus Christ. I’ve believed in Brahman and… Continue reading Our Beliefs Separate Us

Writings

Who am I if Not a Teacher?

It all started in 2005. Can you believe that was ten years ago? I was working in a grey office building, making a decent salary working in advertising and marketing and hating my everyday existence. My dad gave me a clipping from the local newspaper promoting an alternative teaching certification program. And the rest, as… Continue reading Who am I if Not a Teacher?

Writings

How to Practice Poetry Writing with Children

Writing poetry with children is delightful for all involved in the process. Step one: read poetry to children. Lots. Step two: give them the guidelines. Poetry does not have to rhyme. Poetry may rhyme. Sometimes. A few of my favorite types of poems to teach to children and teens include: haiku, limrick, cinquain, color poems,… Continue reading How to Practice Poetry Writing with Children