Working with Teachers


Because classroom teachers can have more impact on students than I can, I’m always grateful for the chance to work with teachers in poetry workshops. My teacher workshops are:

Practical — Each participant receives handouts, activities, and suggestions that can be used in the classroom the next day.

Relevant — Each workshop deals with a topic of interest to any teacher who wants to make poetry come alive in the classroom.

Flexible — Most workshops are designed in two-hour modules that can be combined as a multi-part program.

Interactive — Teachers have the opportunity to try for themselves the activities that are presented in the workshops.

Although I will design a teacher training workshop for your staff, I have conducted the following professional development workshops:

Poetry from A to Z: Teaching Kids to Write
— Exploring Poetry in the Content Areas
— Multicultural Poetry in Your Classroom
— Who Am I?: Writing Memoir Poems
— Journal Writing and Poetry
— Reading Poetry in the Middle School Classroom