As I write this post, it is my last day here at WGBY, and it is quite bittersweet. On the one hand, I’m about to graduate and move out to the West Coast. On the other hand, I have cherished my time here and have felt I have become a member of the organization. Nevertheless, it is time to say goodbye.
Thank you to Bess, for your guidance and leadership this semester. I truly felt like I was contributing and that I was a vital member of WGBY. Thank you to WGBY as a whole, for giving me such a welcoming place. Thank you to Peter Pan Bus Lines, for without you, I would not have been able to commute from UMass to give everyone their posts.
And lastly, thank you, for reading. Thank you for taking the time to tune into the blog, for using the resources we provided, and for doing what you do. This blog is geared towards education, and so for all you educators, teachers, curriculum makers, etc., thank you. Thank you for inspiring young minds, thank you for teaching children about our world, thank you for ushering in the next generation of brilliance.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
These famous words written by acclaimed poet Robert Frost from “The Road Not Taken” are from a poem taught to virtually every child in school. There’s a reason we do this: teach poetry. It’s because the written word can be an avenue for creative expression. Words can move us and change us through books, stories, plays, and, of course, poems.
This month is National Poetry Month, originally created in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. Throughout the month of April, poets and poetry become the forefront of creative teaching, but just because the month is almost over doesn’t mean this form of art should no longer be taught. We’re here to help make sure you can bring poetry to your students, wherever and whenever. Continue reading
What a reason to be excited! In 1987, Congress declared March to be Women’s History Month, and there’s so much history to learn about. While March is about to end, that doesn’t mean you can’t keep teaching about the amazing contributions women have made to the world.
If you’re worried about finding resources or just need some extra help, don’t worry. PBS LearningMedia has Continue reading
Punny title aside, Hi everyone! My name is Isaac Salant, but everyone calls me Izzy. I’m going to be volunteering at WGBY for the semester, helping out in the education department. I wanted to introduce myself to everyone so here goes.