Connections Blog

2020

You've Got Mail!

Date: October 13th, 2020

By Mary Nolin and William (Bo) Dean

With the COVID 19 pandemic forcing many adult education centers to pivot to virtual learning platforms, many teachers needed to find creative ways to engage and connect with their students. William ‘Bo’ Dean, an English as a Second Language (ESOL) instructor at Salem Adult Education, had the idea of mailing books from the Connections program to his students to teach English and issues around the environment through children’s literature.

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2019

New Hampshire Humanities Bids Farewell to Terry Farish

Date: August 30th, 2019

“Sometimes ‘tell me more’ are the most generous words you can tell somebody.” - Terry Farish   You could say Terry...

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Home Is the Moving Back and Forth Between What I Cannot Name: Poems & Stories

Date: August 26th, 2019

In the Connections New Voices project, the bonds formed between professional writers and writers who are also English learners become a source of in...

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Immensity: A New Voices Story

Date: July 17th, 2019

Writing united us. But could we actually pull off a reading? Yes, with help from some poets before us.  Back row: Tami Truax, Portsmouth Poet La...

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Finding Homes in Words and Pictures: A Connections Workshop for Facilitators and Teachers with Jeannine Atkins

Date: July 10th, 2019

This is a workshop we’ve long wanted to offer since our program features many picture books on universal themes of the humanities. On August 13 ...

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Celebrating New Hampshire's New Voices

Date: May 31st, 2019

“New Voices” is an extension of the Connections reading and book discussion program, bringing an opportunity to students learning English ...

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New Voices: Sounds & Rhythms of Story

Date: March 8th, 2019

“What a wonderful and inspiring reading and conversation we had!” Poet S Stephanie summed up New Hampshire Humanities’ first reading...

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2018

"Tell me more..."

Date: December 7th, 2018

The Year of New Voices project of New Hampshire Humanities' Connections program offers a new focus on writing this year. To support students in th...

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The Third Language

Date: September 1st, 2018

In New Hampshire Humanities’ "Year of New Voices" project, Ewa Chrusciel will serve as one of the professional writers partnering...

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Using image-making to help students tell their stories

Date: June 29th, 2018

What makes a good story?  “It’s when I become you,” an ESOL student once said in his class. Much of Beth Olshansky’s work...

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A Story from the House of Extravagant Colors

Date: June 1st, 2018

Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera had just arrived at the Adult Learning Center in Nashua, his second day with New Hampshire Humanities' Connectio...

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