FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARLINGTON, MA, November 16, 2012—NISCE is proud to announce that Taylor Mali will be giving one of the two keynote presentations at INSPIRE 2013, its April 2013 conference on student-centered education.
Taylor Mali is one of the best known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and a vocal advocate of teachers. He spent nine years in middle-school classrooms, teaching everything from English and history to math and SAT test preparation. He has performed and lectured for teachers all over the world, and his 12-year long Quest for One Thousand Teachers, completed in April of 2012, helped create 1,000 new teachers through “poetry, persuasion and perseverance.”
Mali is also an author, most recently of What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World (Putnam 2012) as well as two books of poetry, The Last Time As We Are (Write Bloody Books 2009) and What Learning Leaves (Hanover 2002). He received a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in 2001 to develop Teacher! Teacher! a one-man show about poetry, teaching and math and was the winner of the jury prize for best solo performance at the 2001 Comedy Arts Festival.
“Taylor offers a unique and entertaining perspective on the importance of teachers,” said Dr. Ted Wilson, Executive Director of NISCE. “He speaks powerfully to the nobility of teaching as a profession and offers our attendees something quite different from the typical workshop or panel discussion. We’re thrilled he can join us for INSPIRE 2013.“
To learn more about Taylor Mali, visit http://taylormali.com.
View the trailer for What Teachers Make below.
Alyssa Kierkegaard, Conference Director, INSPIRE 2013
National Institute for Student-Centered Education (NISCE)
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ABOUT INSPIRE 2013
The National Institute for Student-Centered Education (NISCE) will host INSPIRE 2013: The First NISCE Conference on Student-Centered Education in Boston, MA on April 5, 2013 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport. This is a one-day conference that offers the latest thinking on the challenges and benefits of student-centered education. For more details please visit nisce.org
Founded in 2012 by the Massachusetts nonprofit Schools for Children, Inc., The National Institute for Student-Centered Education (NISCE) seeks to to catalyze grassroots support for a vision of education where students—not politics, not tests, not expediency—are at the center of learning, and where all students have the opportunities and resources they need to succeed. For more information visit www.nisce.org.