A Love Letter to Poetry

I am about to tell you how I became a teacher. I became a teacher because for either the most naive or idealistic reason, but probably a combination of the two. It is because of poetry. I love it. Love it with a sustaining, carry my favorite collections as holy, memorizing poems to give myself the shivers at will love.

By karlahilliard, ago
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We Make Time for What We Value

By Karla Hilliard Recently I had the opportunity to speak with a group of new teachers about active reading strategies and building a culture of literacy. In our afternoon breakout session, it didn’t take long for the conversation to turn toward the enduring, unanswerable question that haunts new and experienced Read more…

By karlahilliard, ago