Why You Should Start Your Class with a Poem
April is National Poetry month and the perfect inspiration to add more poetry to your curriculum. Brett Vogelsinger, a ninth-grade English teacher, began starting his class with a poem three years ago—he watched his students go from furrowing their brows at the idea, to asking for the poem on the rare occasion he delays until later in the class period. If he can get a freshmen to look forward to daily poetry, so can you! Brett wrote an Edutopia blog post citing four reasons starting class with a poem “will rock your world” and suggests a few poems to get you started. Check it out!