Tag Archives: Northern Michigan University

A Teacher’s Message of Brotherly Love on a Cold Winter’s Day (Amy)

I beg you Do something Learn a dance step Something to justify your existence Something that gives you the right To be dressed in your skin in your body hair Learn to walk and to laugh Because it would be … Continue reading

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My Students Sing the Body Electric: Digital Spoken Word Poetry (Amy)

I sing the body electric, The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them, They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge … Continue reading

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My Students’ Gift Poem for National Poetry Month (Amy)

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. –   Henry Miller “Look! Five poems were delivered to my mailbox!” I squeal, holding up five envelopes … Continue reading

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Reaching out to the next generation of teachers (Heather)

When I was in high school, I didn’t consider becoming an English teacher. Sure, I loved to read and write, but I had different plans. My senior English teacher Mrs. Elaine Moore suggested several times that I should go into … Continue reading

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PLEASE SAVE THE NWP: A Student’s Perspective (Amy)

I ask our elected officials to imagine the students across America whose lives have been touched by National Writing Project teachers and programs. The NWP creates an authentic audience for young writers in print, public events and the digital landscape. The NWP creates avenues for students … Continue reading

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Our Students’ Brave Voices: Technology & Multiple Intelligences (Amy)

The idea of multiple intelligences comes out of psychology. It’s a theory that was developed to document the fact that human beings have very different kinds of intellectual strengths and that these strengths are very, very important in how kids … Continue reading

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Getting Connected in the Snowy Upper Peninsula: A Message from President Obama to Our Community and to America (Heather)

“Connecting our people. Competing with the rest of the world. Living within our means without sacrificing what’s required to win our future. We can all do this. We’ve done it before.” “If you can do this in the snowy wilderness … Continue reading

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Writing Away the Generation Gap in the Classroom (Amy)

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness . . .it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. . .in … Continue reading

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