When you hear the word “poetry” what comes to mind? Hard to understand. Old language. Confusing. Difficult. These are some of the answers homeschool moms gave when I asked this question at a convention recently. Many shared how they hated poetry in school and how, even though they want their children to learn poetry, they […]

July 5, 2023

The Neuroscience of Poetry

the neuroscience of poetry

A few years ago while writing a poetry lesson for my language communication classes, I came across a quote by Charlotte Mason that said, “Poetry takes first rank as a means of intellectual culture.” Intellectual culture? Hmmm. I’d never heard that term. I was intrigued and began researching what exactly it meant. I found scores […]

July 5, 2023

Creating Intellectual Culture with Poetry