Poetic Inspiration from Rita Dove

April is National Poetry month. I have often turned to poetry–both as a reader and writer–especially during those moments where I am seeking understanding during difficult times. Poetry has a knack for providing an entry point, a spark that makes you think, something for you to latch onto as you ponder its meaning. One ofContinue reading “Poetic Inspiration from Rita Dove”

For Teachers: Igniting Inquiry, Engagement, and Joy

I was honored to be a guest speaker on PEBC’s Phenomenal Teaching podcast, where I shared some nonprofit insights to K-12 teachers looking for fresh ways to inspire their students. I cleaned up our podcast notes for this blog post—feel free to give the original podcast a listen here: As we think about student engagement,Continue reading “For Teachers: Igniting Inquiry, Engagement, and Joy”

Holding Space: The Arts’ Relevance During Traumatic Times

It has become incredibly clichéd to say that this past year has been like no other. Between the pandemic outbreak, continued racial unrest and repeated acts of violence and political vitriol—each month has brought one traumatic event after another. During this tumultuous time, many have turned to the arts for connection, social understanding and healing.Continue reading “Holding Space: The Arts’ Relevance During Traumatic Times”