A very important read. We can choose to spread love, empathy and cultural understanding in the forums that we have as teachers and writers. It is not a political choice to stand up for others who are persecuted, it is a humane choice, as Travis so eloquently reminds us.
“We can take comfort in knowing that each moment we have with a child is a moment to improve the world.” -Christopher Lehman
“Spread love.” -Kwame Alexander
Hurt. Despondent. Belittled. Mortified. Uncertain. Angered. These are the emotions that are circulating through my heart and mind at this moment in time. Like many other Americans, I really do not know what to feel, or how to begin qualifying the emotions I’m experiencing. I’ve tried to live my convictions, knowing that goodness, intellect, and love are pillars of a respectful life, and I’ve tried to inculcate within my students the same values. I want them to respect and to understand the beautiful souls that comprise humanity, loving as widely as they can.
Several months ago, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed, and came across a picture posted by Penny Kittle. It was an image of the inside of Crush: Love Poems…
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