Tag: teaching


Teach what you want to learn, she says to me And she walks away, for every reaction There is for every branch on one side Of the tree there is for every step Forward there is for every shunning Of the light there is…

Barbaric Yawp

A teacher friend of mine loves Walt Whitman’s work just like I do. She and her students regularly sound their “barbaric yawp” around the classroom and hallways. Unfortunately, as is the case in many schools, the administration does not appreciate nor understand poetic expression….