twh and printer 2-001In 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 with Heart, “has been known to “accidentally” leave a poem in the copier at school. He said that these poems are often found by appreciative audiences of other teachers or staff at school. The anonymity creates a buzz as the finder tries to discover who left the poem there. In showing the poem to others, he or she is indeed engaging with it in a fun way.”

*We left out his name so we don’t blow his cover!

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