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August 5, 2010

Lindsay recommends: Taylor Mali, poet and teacher

Filed under: Personal, Teaching — Tags: , , , — llcall @ 8:36 pm

Actually Neal recommended him to me about 15 minutes ago, so I’m passing along the favor.  Apparently Taylor Mali is one of the real stars of the poetry slam movement.  We watched a few youtube videos of his poetry and they were both funny and inspiring.  I especially like how he talks on the nobility of teaching because I’ve been annoyed lately by some of the things I’ve read from high-and-mighty Steve Jobs and others who give teachers no respect.

Without further ado, a couple of my favorites:

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5 Comments »

  1. “What Teachers Make” is one of my favorite performance pieces out there. Love seeing Taylor Mali’s stuff spread around!

    Comment by ultimatepenultimate — August 5, 2010 @ 9:04 pm

  2. Love love love.

    Comment by Rachel — August 6, 2010 @ 3:58 am

  3. loved it. seriously. 🙂

    Comment by Audrey — August 6, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

  4. I like especially like the first one?

    Comment by Cranney — August 7, 2010 @ 2:16 am

    • It took me a minute…you’re funny, Rachel Cranney.

      Comment by llcall — August 7, 2010 @ 2:36 am


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