Teachers reading this blog, heads up!
Write Out Loud in San Diego offers several great educational programs that encourage students to thoughtfully read, write, speak and listen!
Yesterday, at the Arts in the Park event in Chula Vista, I learned how students can experience the transformative power of poetry!
Let Your Voice Be Heard is a program of Write Out Loud that provides free poetry writing workshops in schools. Students K-12 are inspired to reach within themselves and express their thoughts and emotions with a poem. Selected works are then displayed in libraries and retail businesses!
Poetry Out Loud is a poetry recitation competition for high school students. This educational program encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country…students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.
I was told that some teachers, like many students, are bewildered and a bit intimidated by the very idea of poetry. But why? Poetry is simply words flowing from our inner selves. There’s no right or wrong. There’s no need to be exalted or profound. Just be yourself. And, possibly, learn a little more about yourself in the process!
Teachers, please explore all the educational programs offered by Write Out Loud by visiting their website here!