Posts filed under: Using Poetry

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Here are two great ideas for celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day. In Teaching with Heart, Jovan Miles, a high school math coach, shared how he shares poems in his pocket to engage students throughout the year.   Check it out...
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Using Poetry: Suggestions for Celebrating Poetry

Celebrating Poetry On her blog, My Head is Full of Books, Anne Bennett, a school librarian, posted a lot of terrific ideas for celebrating and using poetry (see below). Fortunately it didn’t rain and she was able to send us...
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Using Poetry: Ideas for Sharing and Posting Poetry

Ideas for Sharing Poetry This week we have several special blog posts we’d like to share. This means we’ll miss posting a few of our daily suggestions for using poetry.  To make up for the gaps in the week ahead,...
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Using Poetry: Finding what is beautiful

Using Poetry to remember to find what is beautiful in children:   In Teaching with Fire, one teacher told us that she taped the line “Life has loveliness to sell” from Sara Teasdale’s poem “Barter” onto her steering wheel so...
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Using Poetry: Using Poetry as a Meditation

In Leading from Within, the contributors come from a wide range of professions including business, medicine, education, nonprofits, law, politics, science,  government, and religion. We often found that no matter the profession, the insights apply to all – so we’ll...
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Using Poetry: Opening Meetings

Using Poetry to Open Meetings: In Teaching with Fire, Several teachers shared how poetry can help to open meetings or create a positive atmosphere for group work. Angela Peery wrote: “When I conduct meetings of an English department at a...
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Using Poetry: Deepening Conversations

Using Poetry with Each Other From Teaching with Fire, here’s a description of how using poetry can expand and deepen conversations. Intermixing poetry into faculty meetings, school discussions, and other forums can enhance and expand the quality and depth of...
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Using Poetry: Posting Poetry Everywhere

We missed posting a suggestion yesterday. So we’re posting two today from Teaching with Heart  — under the category: Post Poetry Everywhere: At Home, in the Office, on Desks, on the Wall… Using Poetry: Suggestion #2 Melissa Madenski, a middle...
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National Poetry Month: Suggestion #1

In honor of National Poetry Month, we will post daily suggestions for how to use poetry in the classroom and beyond. Here’s our first suggestion – which also seems appropriate for April Fool’s Day! One of the contributors* to Teaching...
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Using Poetry in the Classroom and Beyond

How do you use poetry? April is Poetry Month and poetry is sure to be blooming all over! For our part, we’ll be posting daily suggestions for using poetry in the classroom and beyond. If you have any suggestions, please...
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