Snake poem and download

Snakes are like rainbows–free download for educators.

My poem Snakes are like rainbows was first published in The School Magazine in April 2003.

At the time, I was a beginning teacher, and I was lying. I hated snakes. But I didn’t want to pass on my fear of one of nature’s creatures, so I challenged myself to think about snakes in a different way.

I was also thinking of my connection to Country—as a white woman living on stolen lands of the Kaurna people. Something I was super aware of, working with Nunga kids at the time.

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