Try Organizing a Lesson Plan Around the Conflict
Willingham, Daniel T.. Why Don't Students Like School? (p. 90). Wiley. Kindle Edition.
There is no way of helping children to see themselves as writers if they themselves are not interested. That is why the first responsibility of teachers is to show children that writing is interesting, possible and worthwhile. But there is also no way of helping children to write if the teacher does not think writing is interesting, possible and worthwhile. Teachers who are not members of the club cannot admit children to the club.
- Frank Smith (1983: 566)
Poetic intelligence can be learned, and writing poems helps you listen to yourself. It’s a weapon against the gaslighting that’s always afoot in the world, and…the gaslighting we do to ourselves.
∆ Terrance Hayes, The Paris Review: Art of Poetry No. 111