I have always appreciated Dickinson’s poetry, and I’ve been equally fascinated by her independence and self-reliance. She lived her life … More
Making the Writing of Poetry Fun
As a high school teacher, I understand how challenging it can be to get students interested in writing poetry. For … More
Responding to Poetry From Diverse Voices on the American Dream and Identity
I LOVE teaching poetry! My goal in teaching poetry is to remind my students that poets write because they love … More
Roll of Dice Poetry
It’s not secret I love teaching poetry. I’m always looking for ways to make the writing of poetry less intimidating … More
I can’t stop creating poetry activities for my classroom!
Now flash forward to today. I’ve been teaching high school English for almost 19 years. And my total teaching career … More
National Poetry Month
I love teaching poetry! Poetry writing represents an opportunity for your students to truly exercise their minds. The teaching and … More
Black Friday Sale!
I’ve decided to hold a Black Friday sale in my Teachers Pay Teachers Shop!! 15% off everything!! It feels great … More
I bought Haikubes this summer as I was searching for ways to add makerspace ideas to my high school English … More
Poetry With Friends
Do your students cringe, moan, and groan when you announce they’ll be reading and writing poetry? In order to avoid … More