Posted 11/24/2014 01:28PM
Taylor Mali is an educator, teacher advocate and performance poet - one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series "Def Poetry Jam." He is a four-time National Poetry Slam champion and the author of three books, most recently, What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World. During his visit to Christ School last week, Mali took students through assignments designed to help them hear the difference between vague, forgettable abstractions and the kind of precise images that give poetry its life, strength and enduring relevance. Mali had an instant connection with the students and helped them discover that poetry does not have to be complicated, but instead should be "full of laughter and sadness, so that everyone can see the meaning through a clear, honest lens."
Posted 11/11/2014 03:40PM
As part of our Chapel service today at Christ School, Headmaster Paul Krieger honored Veteran's Day and recognized members of the Christ School community who have served in our armed forces.