180 Days: Reflections and Observations of a Teacher is a collection of poems from several different facets of being a teacher: first as a teacher and observer of the profession and students; as a continuing learner with students at the Young Authors Conference; as school documentarian and historian; and as a mentor, highlighting the work of his students. The book takes the reader from schools in the heart of the inner city to the suburbs—from the classroom to subbing for Special Ed.—reflecting the variety of challenges and joys that make up a teacher's day.
About the Author:
Stan Kusunoki is a High Potential teacher is Shakopee, MN. As a poet, he has taught worshops for children at The Loft, S.A.S.E., The Write Place, and through programs of the Perpich Center for Arts in Education. He was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board ""Cultural Collaborations"" grant to write and perform ""Berengia, the Land Bridge Project"" with performance poet Jamison Mahto. His poetry has been published in Artword Quarterly, Spout Press, Colors Magazine and other anthologies. This is his first collection of poems.