Does This SNL Poetry Lesson Go Horribly Wrong or Horribly Right? You Tell Me.

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It goes without saying that teaching is almost always portrayed in television and film thinly. Teaching is a craft, a complex one, and the realities of a classroom don’t really make for good entertainment. But, we can still learn from them. In this SNL clip, we have a poetry teacher trying to engage her students. And she does, with help from Cameron Diaz. What does this tell us about teaching, about poetry, and about all the work left to be done in our own classrooms?

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