Watch the interview With Urban Word NYC Executive Director, Michael Cirelli
DetentionSlip.org had a chance to catch up with Michael Cirelli, Executive Director of Urban Word NYC. Urban Word is a non-profit organization that empowers and transforms students through spoken word poetry. Their unique approach has won them numerous awards, and they've been the subject of an HBO feature.
Urban Word is based in New York City, but Executive Director Micheal Cirelli has developed a product for educators who want to bring the power of Poetry to the classroom. If you aren't using poetry in your classroom (or you are and want to take it to the next level), check out http://www.theBookJam.com to learn more about the Poetry Jam and how you (or your child's) school can take advantage of this amazing new curriculum.
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