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 school, I often open meetings with a provocative poem and allow the teachers to speak to it in whatever fashion they wish. A useful resource for these poems is the Poetry 180 website, where teachers can find a poem a day to use with high school students.”