What do life, self-reflection, and writing all have in common? They are messy! Therefore, it is fitting they are woven together in the exercises of Writing Through the Mess - Seeking Healing Through Writing. The act of writing slows the thought process so the writer can explore memories and pivotal moments. Reflection and giving oneself permission to write what needs to be written lead the writer to a place of enlightenment.
Each of us has a story. Each of us is unique. Heart Prints encourages teachers to open their hearts and eyes to each of the students in their classrooms. It reveals the realities of the classroom when a teacher realizes that each person has a story to tell and each person has a voice to be heard. This work is a story of connections, success, heartbreak and love. It is an impassioned call to learn to teach, love and speak with your heart.
Teaching Hope unites the voices of Freedom Writer teachers, who share uplifiting, devastating and poignant stories from their classrooms. Stories which provide insight into the struggles and triumphs of education in all of its forms. Mirroring an academic year, these dispatches from the front lines of education take us from the anticipation of the first day to the disillusionment, challenges, and triumphs of the school year.