Teachers and Poetry
Teachers also shared their experiences through creative outlets such as poetry. Teachers addressed issues such as payment and contracts, test scores, and visits from the Boston Public School Superintendents. These poems go beyond casual writing to convey the life of teachers in a way that is both raw and descriptive.
Teachers used poetry to summarize their experiences with one another in the. These poems help to show us the solidarity that teachers built among each other through the newspaper and how it was a space where teachers could share the more negative side of teaching.
Not only did teachers bring poetry to teaching, but they also brought teaching to poetry. In this article, Nancy Vogel educates the readers about Robert Frost who was, in fact, a teacher. Teachers used poetry to celebrate both their shared experiences and the profession of teaching.