I know many students and teachers who are starting back at school today. I wish you a good start back.
It’s always a big change from the summer time and so it’s not usually an easy adjustment, from both sides. Once the classroom routines become established and you are ready for your poetry unit, in English or Drama or otherwise, keep it in mind that it’s a great support to have an artist in your classroom.
I still have some financial support available for schools through the Ontario Arts Council’s Artists In Education program, so if you would like to bring me in for a week, please contact me. If a day of workshops suits your school better, we can request support from the League of Canadian Poets to make this happen. Let’s be in touch to make poetry come alive in your classroom!
I look forward to working with many of you in this 2014/2015 school year.