Positive praise and thank you notes are the best. I'm lucky enough to receive both from what might otherwise be considered a tough crowd: Inner-city 4th grade students. Check out their awesome drawings below!
"I was really good at it and it made me feel good about myself."
These arrived in the mail after I spent a few days working in a classroom on a program designed to use drama tools to get kids excited to read. Many people often wonder what exactly I do all day as a resident teaching artist for Hartford Stage. The job takes me on many great adventures and over the past few months, I've been working in Hartford Schools on a really valuable program. The proof is in the pudding, so to speak. I love getting mail from kids!!! If you'd like to know more about the program, then read this great article written by a colleague of mine.