Inspiring #TeachLivingPoets projects

There is awesome #TeachLivingPoets work happening in schools all over the country! Check out these inspiring projects!

Jessica Salfia’s #TeachLivingPoets hallway library in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Check out more pics here. (pics by Jessica Salfia)

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Carrie Mattern’s seniors in Flint, MI made an entire #TeachLivingPoets museum for freshmen to visit and see what they have to look forward to learning! Check out more here. (pics by Carrie Mattern)

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Finally, Carrie was inspired by James MacIndoe in Denver, Colorado, who also had his students create a poetry museum in their school. So cool!

These are the COOLEST spaces ever! I wish I had teachers like this in high school. This is so inspiring!

Want to do something like this at your school? Use the #TeachLivingPoets virtual library to have your student explore some of our favorite poets.

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This is what you’ll find once you’re in: 

  • 20 amazing poets (we’ll be adding more eventually)
  • Links to author websites and where to buy their books
  • Social media links to follow the artists and/or learn more about them as individuals
  • Links to poem published online that are appropriate for grades 6-12
  • Audio links to the artists reading their works
  • Personalized video messages from poets about teaching living poets

Need more? You can find more poets here.

Thank you for reading! Do you have a story, lesson, activity, or something else to share with TeachLivingPoets.com? Be a guest author! Email me at msmith@lncharter.org. 

You can follow me on Twitter at @MelAlterSmith and please tweet all the awesome things you are doing in your class with the #TeachLivingPoets hashtag! 

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