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"My teacher's pretty slick, Has a hundred teaching tricks. Even in the bathroom stalls, She hangs poetry on the walls, And while I'm there all alone I can't help but read a poem." From "Gross" and "Flushophobic" to "There's a Sock in the Toilet," these poems will have kids laughing all the way to "The Bathroom Dance!"
Contents: Introduction: Viable Utopian IdeasPart 1: Challenges - Personal in Nature1. Private Dreams and Collective Ideals, Douglas Porpora2. Why Altruism Is Considered Deviant Behavior: Obstacles on the Path to a Viable Utopia, Jay WeinsteinPart 2: Challenges - Conceptual in Nature3. Utopia Revisited: New Thinking on Social Betterment, Michael Marien4. Utopia: An Obsolete Concept, Joseph F. Coates5. Utopianism Comes of Age, Tsvi Bisk6. Utopia and the Attempted Flow of Useful Ideas: Why Being Able to Define and Measure a Clear Vision Matters, Roger Kaufman Part 3: Methods: Even Better Tools7. Modest Steps toward an Ideal World: Sociological Practice and Utopia, Ross Koppel8. Utopian Poetry: A Medium for the Message, Lane Jennings9. Building Common Ground: Rethinking Rules of Engagement, Harris Sokoloff10. The Utopian University of the People: A Story That Is Not Too Good to Be True, Robert J. Merikangas Part 4: Methods: Information Technology11. The Human Utopia and the Web, David Weinberger12. Toward a New,Democracy, Stephen Downes13. Internet Dreaming: Investigating Online Community at the Math Forum, Wes Shumar14. Welcome to "the Collective: " New Meaning to a "Meeting of Minds, " Al StegemanPart 5: Looking Inward15. Understanding Opposing Viewpoints: Placing Yourself into the Shoes of the Other, R. Dean Wright16. The Conscious Use of "The Mirror Effect: " Co-Creating a Utopian World, Carroy U. Ferguson17. Surprised on the Run, Diane McManusPart 6: Looking Homeward18. Utopias and City Planning: Findin Strength in One Another, Thomas A. Reiner19. Distributed Floating Cities: A Laboratory for Exploring Social Utopias, Patrick Salsbury20. I Am a Utopian: Creating "The Resort Circle, "Ernest Vlahos21. Personal Utopia: Technology's Effect on the Meaning of Home, James MitchellPart 7: Schooling Possibilities22. A Future Vision for Public Education, Marilyn Vlahos23. Blue Sky for Black America: Utopia and Af