Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I forgot National Poetry Month
I just realized it's May and I failed to poetically display an array of spoken words. (April was poetry month. My bad).
So, I found this: my student teacher, Janel, at last Fall's poetry slam where I judged at Syracuse University. I love this and scored it well (even before I knew her). Fast forward, I watched her teach THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN for six weeks this spring. I didn't make the connection that she was in the slam until midway through the placement. She was a ball of energy and her theatrics were irreplaceable as a teacher.
I post this in memory of last month and with knowledge that she, on Friday, turns her portfolio in so i can give it a grade! Ha!