- Introduction (1 of 15)
- Classroom Walkthrough (2 of 15)
- "No Poetry" Poetry Technique (3 of 15)
- Democratize the Classroom (4 of 15)
- Creating a Safe Space (5 of 15)
- Going Beyond the Classroom (6 of 15)
- Encourage Public Speaking (7 of 15)
- Social Impact and Literacy (8 of 15)
- A Student's Story (9 of 15)
- Classroom Engagement (10 of 15)
- Using PowerPoetry (11 of 15)
- Mentor Modeling (12 of 15)
- Read and Feed (13 of 15)
- Online Classroom (14 of 15)
- Final Sign-Off (15 of 15)
In under 2 hours learn how to create your own poetry classroom using blended learning. Discover the benefits of combining traditional teaching techniques with digital resources. Throughout the course you will be exposed to new resources which will help you to improve student literacy and drive for social activism. Instructors for the course are the founders of PowerPoetry.org, the world's largest online poetry community with over 300,000 registered Power Poets. Our engaging instructional videos and detailed course content will help you to become a stronger, more successful poetry educator.
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About the instructors
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Roland is a documentary filmmaker, poet and educator. He developed PowerPoetry based on his work in New York City public schools and he serves
as the organization's chief executive. His poetry has been widely published and anthologized and he is the long-time director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, where the slam poetry phenomenon originated. He has also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Roland's most recent documentary "To Be Heard" tells the story of three high school poets from the Bronx who use their poetry to change their lives and impact the world. His motto is, "If you don't learn to write your own life story, someone else will write it for you."
Uplifting & motivational teaching style & supportive learning for the students. Thanks, I learned a lot!
Amazing content! Excellent Course!
Some of the tips for encouraging participation, and helping the kids really shine through with their own voice are really great. I could see the development in their skill, confidence and presence. This method would do that. However, every single poem in here is that of a victim trying to break free from something, like poetry is only for the enslaved seeking freedom. This part of poetry where we can let something beautiful shine through is lost in this method, as it seems the kids are here to speak about their problems. But if there's nothing beautiful, why want anything to be better? I wish you'd encourage more people to explore the writings of poets of yesterday who could be activists, but who could also extol a subject for the sake of the subject. There's healing in gratitude.
"Language is power", and that's a great way to get started.
Very inspiring, very powerful. This however is not for me. I am looking for a platform where I can help adults a similar way to how you are helping kids. I have no experience in teaching but I have experience in charity work, helping men on a 1 to 1 basis to deal with specific issues in their lives. I have also been writing my own poetry and have realised the power of self discovery that it gives. I am passionate about sharing this experience with others so that they can become more compassionate, complete people.
It was good. Gave me an idea of how to teach poetry. Will accordingly one soon
As a former teacher with exemplary ratings the 15 steps does lead to a highly productive learning environment with extraordinary results. I'm so glad to see the emphasis on a student centered learning environment.The democratic system places all the power and outcome on the student. Inner city student are magnificent.
RIP Roland :)
I learned some great things. Wonderful!
Learning more with poetry I write it myself that is my hobby to do.
spoken word very engaging to see and actual class room come to life and the effectiveness