Working with teachers
Because classroom teachers can have more impact on their students than I can, I’m always grateful for the chance to work with teachers in poetry workshops. My professional development workshops are:
Each participant receives handouts, activities, and suggestions that can be used in the classroom the very next day.
Each workshop deals with a topic of interest to any teacher who wants to make poetry come alive in the classroom.
Most workshops are designed in two-hour modules that can be combined as a multi-part program.
Teachers have the opportunity to try for themselves activities that are the core of the workshops.
Although I will design a workshop for your staff, I have conducted professional development workshops in these areas:
· The Possibilities of Poetry
· Exploring Poetry in the Content Areas
· Who Am I?: Writing Memoir Poems
· Journal Writing and Poetry
· Reading Poetry in the Middle School Classroom
· History as Poetry