“They asked me what I wanted to be, then told me what not to be.” Shane Koyczan makes powerful spoken-word poetry and music. His poem, “To This Day” is an emotional journey through the anguish of being bullied and the will to survive.
Shane's poem is brilliantly illustrated in 20-second segments by 80 animators from around the world, and accompanied by violinist Hannah Epperson.
- Words that Inspire: It Couldn't Be Done
High school student Ashe Jaafaru recorded this Edward Albert Guest poem to rally her spirits during No Impact Week.
- What Bullies Can Teach Our Kids—and Us
Shannon Hayes on having a child face a bully and come away stronger and more self-aware.
- Perseverance—A Life-Saving Skill for This Time
Margaret Wheatley asks: “How do we keep going, remain grounded and steadfast? How do we become people who can persevere?” in this first of a series of posts on the essential skill of persevering.
The above resources accompany the April 2013 YES! Education Connection Newsletter
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