(a) Staff talent show: A Tribe called Quest rapped by teacher; students sit clueless. (b) They are not always the students wanted but the ones needed: Dharma.
Teachers they see as mean are the ones who only wear no nonsense love.
When asked to describe their ideal place in five lines, no one paints the ‘Hood.
Reading Gilgamesh: Freshmen realize super heroes are not new.
Her shouts in hallways change to whispered echoes when presenting in class.
Freshman boy works with a group of girls; begins to learn how to listen.
“The Prisoner of Chillon”: suffering gets redefined for teens.
Lying about home- work instead of doing it: Misplaced energy
Parent conferences: a dance of words where the truth attempts to cut in.
White, leafless trees set against blank, blue sky: Nature’s sick day prescription.