I was once in a professional development for literacy educators that included the following spoken word poem as an opening prompt for discussion. I've used it pretty much every year in class since then. My students always react positively, and I often use it in conjunction with Sir Ken Robinson's, "Schools Kill Creativity" to prompt discussions in class about the need for and problems with current educational paradigms. Every time I watch it, I reflect on that topic myself. As a creative writer and thinker, I think using more poetry, drama, and art presented through technology is a valuable and under-used method for starting conversations amongst and inspiring teachers.