i absolutely LOVE zen pencils. a comic artist takes a quote each week (based on reader suggestions) and transforms it into a super cool comic. i’ve used several of his poems in my world geography classes to get conversations going and flowing. this week on zen pencils is a poem by taylor mali, a slam poet who used to be a teacher and is still an advocate for teachers and education.
click here for the comic (it’s a large image) – WHAT TEACHERS MAKE comic
here’s the video that shows him reciting the poem live. it’s worth a watch.
source: taylormali YouTube channel