Awesome ideas for National Poetry Month…
“A poet is a verb that blossoms light in gardens of dawn, or sometimes midnight.”
Before you say but “I am not an English teacher” or “I am an administrator” consider: are you looking for ways to infuse creativity and divergent thinking into to your class or staff? And before you say: “sure but I just can’t imagine it!” check out these examples of poetry “out-of-bounds.” Have you talked about or thought about creativity and playfulness as vital to igniting and sustaining learning? Poetry invites both! Wouldn’t poetry be a great way to invite students (and teachers) to make sense of content and themselves? What if poetry was seen as a way to make sense of the world…not just in English class but in all classes and for adults as well!
Before you say “well I just don’t have time!” No worries! Start…
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Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker