When struck against steel, flint produces sparks which ignite fire. The fire is active creativity – yours and your pupils’. You are the steel. This resource is flint. Let the striking commence!
So, what is Flint? Actually?
6 original poems and 19ish practical ideas for using them to teach about physics, our solar system, space travel, technology and our bodies, religious studies, grammar, creative writing and storytelling. It’s a way to get poetry into any part of the school day. It’s a resource for teachers who understand that everything is connected. It’s fun. It’s thought-provoking. It’s four starting places with at least 19 paths to wander.
— An accident
— Technology as a destructive force in interpersonal relationships
— Three space haiku
(You can see An accident, Technology as a destructive force in interpersonal relationships and other poems from the Flint series in the Flint playlist on YouTube.)
The best way to understand Flint is to download Flint 1 – Art. It’s free!
The poems are followed by experiments, activities and topics for discussion. The first ideas are about science and technology. But it’s not just science and technology, there are also ideas about religious studies, grammar, creative writing and storytelling. Along with uses that are specific to the poem, Flint includes nine practical ways to work with any poem.