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Arts Ed Now: From Armenia With Love

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The most important life lessons I have ever learned came from my music teacher in Yerevan, Armenia. When I was 15, Rita Israelovna Petrosian was my music theory and solfege — the study of singing and musicianship using solmization syllables … Continue reading

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Poetry in the Classroom: Giving Voice

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The Poetry Read-Around   CONCEPT: Building on last month’s “Listening to Poetry” activities, “Giving Voice” opens up the experience of listening to poems aloud by inviting everyone in the room to participate as a reader. “Giving Voice” also offers an … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

I’m going out to clean the pasture spring; I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away (And wait to watch the water clear, I may): I sha’n’t be gone long.—You come too. –Robert Frost There is a small stream that … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Spring & Fountain News!

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Right now, the Dodge Poetry Program is gearing up for its spring program Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain, for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas who live or work in New Jersey. With the guidance of a Dodge Poet, teachers … Continue reading

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Image to Image: Writing in Response to Visual Art

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This fall, we are inviting New Jersey teachers to join us among one of New Jersey’s most engaging art collections—Grounds for Sculpture, Montclair Art Museum, Newark Museum, Noyes Museum—to take in whatever touches, amuses, delights or speaks to each participant.  … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Fall Semester News

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Dodge Poetry wishes the best to all of the teachers and students who went back to school this week, or will be going back next week. Here are a few resources and ideas for teachers as you start the new … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Taylor Mali, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator

A former teacher and slam poet, Taylor Mali is best known for his poem “What Teachers Make” which advocates for the immense impact teachers have on students’ lives.  Mali’s dedication to promoting good teaching and good teachers defines much of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Guest Blog: J.C. Todd, Dodge Poet

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

On the first day of the new year, promise shines, but on the second day, it begins to dim. Returning to teaching, although it’s a new semester with new courses, isn’t accompanied by the start-up glow of the fall term. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Guest Blogger Cat Doty, Dodge Poet

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

In our blog today,  Cat Doty reflects on “Beginner’s Mind” one of the Core Principles of Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain–“Both listening/reading and speaking/writing are likely to be more creative and more alive if we approach them with what, … Continue reading

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