Für dieses Blog gilt die Datenschutzerklärung, die mit meiner Homepage verknüpft ist. Sie entspricht der Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) der EU.

For this blog, the data protection statement connected to my homepage is likewise valid. It conforms to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

--> Datenschutzerklärung


Taylor Mali: Undivided Attention

This is the third poem (+video) by Taylor Mali that I’m writing about on this blog, and I’ll start by saying why I’m including it here. Mali uses a fascinating metaphor for teaching: “Let me teach like a Steinway …” – and I won’t give you the complete text because I’d like you to find [...]

Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen. Does this name still ring a bell with young people today? Most of them will have heard one of the cover versions of “Hallelujah”. But have they heard of and listened to “Suzanne” … this international anthem of dreamy and somehow romantically-minded teenagers? I wonder. Look here for “Suzanne” on YouTube.
The poetic quality [...]

Miracle Workers by TAYLOR MALI

Taylor Mali has made another poem about his (and our) profession: Miracle Workers is about our daily bread, as it were. The final lines give a good impression of the general tone of the poem: “Education’s the miracle, I’m just the worker./But I’m a teacher, /And that’s what we do.” This is a lot less [...]

Stopping by town walls on a snowy morning1

Diese malerische Strecke ist Teil meines täglichen Schulwegs. Vergangene Woche habe ich kurz mein Fahrrad angehalten und dieses Foto gemacht. Die wunderbar verschneite Szenerie gibt mir – auch wenn man relativ schnell vorbeisaust – zusätzlich positive Stimmung für den Tag.
1Der Titel ist eine Anspielung auf eines der berühmtesten Gedichte von Robert Frost: “Stopping by Woods [...]