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GPB Hosts Spoken Word Workshop And Poetry Slam For Teens

Referred to as a “redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before and inspired...

January 24, 2017

Making EdTech Authentic

Once upon a time, learning in English Language Arts meant diagramming sentences, reading volumes of Shakespeare and Milton, and scrawling essays in marbled compositions books. Of course, those old...

December 19, 2016

Atlanta History Center Hosts Poetry Out Loud Contest

Spoken word is a powerful art form, embedded in culture and history, that blends raw human emotion with public speaking skills. Thanks to The Atlanta History Center and its partnership with Poetry...

November 14, 2016

Poetry Brain

A health news article from NPR really got me thinking about poetry in the classroom. The report from NPR is about research comparing active regions of the brain while jazz musicians and rappers...

November 15, 2012

Happy 200th Birthday, Mr. Dickens!

February 7 marks Charles Dickens' 200th birthday. An English author from the Victorian period, Dickens continues to be widely popular for his iconic novels and characters. His great works were not...

February 6, 2012

Savannah Book Festival 2010

February 4, 2010