We are thrilled to announce that teachers participating in Words Unlocked 2017 will have limited access to Jimmy Santiago Baca's poetry reflections through May 15th, 2017. The poetry reflections have been organized by book for easy reference. Simply click any book cover or poem title below to reflect with Jimmy.


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Jimmy Santiago Baca's Poetry Reflections

"The essence of language is to interpret what's in your heart."


In the video above Jimmy shares the motivation behind his poetry reflections and the inherent connection between poetry and the lived experience of teachers and students. How will you empower your students to express what's in their hearts and reignite the embers of learning?

The Addiction Poems

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