April 19, 2017

When Students Become Teachers

By Douglas Ray

Recently an essay by a student at the school where I teach was named one of sixteen finalists in the Facing History and Ourselves essay contest. I had given him […]

May 30, 2015

Making (and [the Next]) Generation

By Dora Malech

This March, Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation, edited by Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick, was published under the imprint of “Viking Books for Young […]

May 15, 2015

Writing In and Speaking Out

By Dora Malech

Earlier this month, in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray in police custody and the community unrest and outcry that followed in Baltimore, Writers in Baltimore Schools (WBS), […]

August 6, 2010

Step-Step-Leap Into Fearlessness

By Tamiko Beyer

Hello readers! I’m back from my month-long hiatus. While not blogging in July, I began my stint as a workshop leader for a couple of summer writing workshops for young […]