Oh Happy Chick happychyckwonders.blogspot.com

(By the way, I don’t know how to make the word a link, so some kind blogger please tell me?)

Wonderful.  Yes, Taylor Mali’s *Totally Like Whatever* totally fired up my kids.  I only have one class left in Camp Vermeulen.  Everyone else bought in to the fact that they need to learn how to think.

We had our poems that CTG californiateacherguy.blogspot.com helped inspire, called Teenagers Can’t.  They wrote them in pairs, and then volunteers opted to share them in a mini-slam.  I gave them Taylor Mali’s Baker’s Dozen Secrets of Slam, and they were off to the races.  We even pulled the drapes and lit candles.   They snapped their fingers instead of clapping. 

I had five honest judges.  I threw out the highest and lowest scores. 

It was a beautiful thing.  🙂


2 thoughts on “thank you Happy Chick!!!

  1. That is sooo cool! CTG’s Teenagers Can’t fits in quite well with Mali’s poem, too. What an excellent way to put a new slant on why education is important to them! Hey kids! While you are making a mockery of yourselves, guess how the world is looking at you. Ha! I love it!

    So, wanna share Mali’s secrets? Or is a total secret? I would love to add to my sketchy slam skills. I would adore a post, or maybe some helpful tips sent to my happychyck at yahoo.com Pretty please? 😉

    As for linking words, most blog formats–not to mention other programs–have a hyperlink button. In the area where you type your blog, look for two chained links on the format bar. Highlight the words you want to link, click on the hyperlink button, and then enter the URL that you are linking. It goes quite quickly if you have copied the link already and are ready to paste it into the hyperlink prompt window.

    Otherwise, you can do it in this format code (anchor tag):
    Text to be displayed

    The former instructions are much easier than typing the code–once you find the hyperlink button!

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