Teach Living Poets opens up the flourishing world of contemporary poetry to secondary teachers, giving advice on discovering new poets and reading contemporary poetry, as well as sharing sample lessons, writing prompts, and ways to become an engaged member of a professional learning community.Continue reading
My seniors visited our district’s elementary school to teach a poetry workshop and it was awesome! Our school’s motto is “Learn, Lead, and Serve,” and I can’t think of a better opportunity for our students to live our motto and serve as role models in our school community.Continue reading
To celebrate National Poetry Month, I want to share some of my favorite #TeachLivingPoets lessons, prompts, resources, and poems. And, as I always say, I encourage you to find your own favorites — who jives the best with your community of students and with you as an educator and reader.Continue reading
I’m a couple days late on this, but I wanted to create something new. Something fun and creative that I haven’t tried yet with poetry in my classroom because I think this poem deserves it. A new, creative activity for a New Year’s poem.Continue reading
Today’s post is by guest author Valerie A. Person. A veteran teacher at Currituck County High School, Valerie teaches honors and academic English II as well as AP Literature and Composition. She agrees passionately with Virginia Woolf’s “teaching without zest is a crime,” striving to find engaging and meaningful ways for her students to learn.
This lesson was created by Brian Hannon, who is the Director of Education at LMSvoice, and teaches at Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria, Virginia.Continue reading
I am so excited to share this COMPLETE UNIT for José Olivarez’s Citizen Illegal (Haymarket Books, 2018) created by my colleagues Tiffany Cavicchia and Melissa Scire.Continue reading