Sunday, August 31, 2008

inspiration

7 comments:

Ms. George said...

Mali has a poem called 'Conviction' that I use in my classes. The kids laugh along with his jokey style until the end when they start to get it. I play it again and they sit there stunned. Powerful and beautiful.
It doesn't hurt for me that he's easy on the eyes. Ooh, did I say that out loud?
His teaching poem is great, but not usable in a middle school. Some of my lovelies found it on their own and wrote about it for one of my assignments.
If I didn't say it before, have a great school year and best of luck in your new position. Are you planning on going to the NYSEC conference in Albany this year?

Sue said...

That was beautiful. It makes me wish I had gone with teaching...

only a movie said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I don't know how I missed this, but I love it. I had someone ask me that question at a dinner table not too long ago, and I wish I could have said 1/100th of that... awesome awesome awesome.
I really needed that. Tomorrow is my first official day back. We get kids on Thursday.

I love that so much I may put it on my blog.
Good luck tomorrow!

roller coaster teacher said...

I have to look for "Conviction", Ms. George.

Sue - that's not my intent (to make you wish...) - my intent is to reassure those of us dopey enough to do it ;)

Only a movie - You're super welcome! I finally figured out how to imbed the video in the post. Good luck this week!

Clix said...

Is "Conviction" a poem? Cuz it's also the name of one of his albums.

roller coaster teacher said...

Sorry, Clix, I plead ignorance.

Ms. George said...

Hi RTC and Clix,
Sorry, the poem is 'Totally, Like, Whatever' and the resonating line involves speaking with conviction which is where I was confused. My mind is scattery these days...