During the first two weeks of May, the Poetry in America team hit the road, filming classrooms at Greenwich Country Day School and Success Academy Charter Schools. The project? A new educational series on the Poetry of Art, Sport, and Play designed to help teachers and their students explore the intersections of poetry and other kinds of creativity– whether artistic or athletic– and to read with an eye toward fostering play and fun.
— Poetry In America (@PoetryInAmerica) May 13, 2016
We kicked things off with a teacher training workshop, looking at three poems:
- “The Red Wheelbarrow” by William Carlos Williams
- “My Mother Enters the Workforce” by Rita Dove
- “Fast Break” by Edward Hirsch
For the next two weeks, we crisscrossed Connecticut and New York City, filming these stellar teachers– all new to teaching these poems– in action in the classroom.
Check out the video that Greenwich Country Day School released today for a sneak peak at some of the work we captured: