Reopening: Moving Toward More Equitable Schools

Poems

Part of the Virtual Crew Collection

Created By

EL Education

In planning and facilitating virtual crew, the goal is to nurture the sense of belonging, purpose, and agency that students need during this time by making space for them to:

  • process their emotions
  • connect with, care for, and find moments of joy and fun with each other
  • learn, talk, and think critically about the times that we’re in 
  • advocate and develop skills for themselves and others as virtual learners
  • take actions, however big or small, to better themselves, families, and community.

Reading, thinking, talking and writing about poems can serve any of these purposes, but are often especially good for processing emotions, finding joy, and thinking critically about the times that we're in.

Click here to view a folder of poems that we've chosen. 

Created By

EL Education

In planning and facilitating virtual crew, the goal is to nurture the sense of belonging, purpose, and agency that students need during this time by making space for them to:

  • process their emotions
  • connect with, care for, and find moments of joy and fun with each other
  • learn, talk, and think critically about the times that we’re in 
  • advocate and develop skills for themselves and others as virtual learners
  • take actions, however big or small, to better themselves, families, and community.

Reading, thinking, talking and writing about poems can serve any of these purposes, but are often especially good for processing emotions, finding joy, and thinking critically about the times that we're in.

Click here to view a folder of poems that we've chosen. 

And when great souls die,

after a period peace blooms,

slowly and always

irregularly. Spaces fill

with a kind of

soothing electric vibration.

Our senses, restored, never

to be the same, whisper to us.

We can be. Be and be

better. For they existed.

Maya Angelou , An excerpt from When Great Trees Fall