How to Teach Poetry

Create Your Own Poetry Classroom
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (191 ratings)
3,873 students
44min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Learn the benefits of an online extension of a physical classroom
Create a successful poetry classroom
Teach poetry using digital platforms


  • Interest in teaching poetry


In under 2 hours learn how to create your own poetry classroom using blended learning. Discover the benefits of combining traditional teaching techniques with digital resources. Throughout the course you will be exposed to new resources which will help you to improve student literacy and drive for social activism. Instructors for the course are the founders of PowerPoetry.org, the world's largest online poetry community with over 300,000 registered Power Poets. Our engaging instructional videos and detailed course content will help you to become a stronger, more successful poetry educator.

Who this course is for:

  • Educators who teach English, writing, or poetry classes should take this course
  • Group leaders of recreational poetry classes


Roland Legiardi-Laura
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 191 Reviews
  • 3,873 Students
  • 1 Course

Roland is a documentary filmmaker, poet and educator. He developed PowerPoetry based on his work in New York City public schools and he serves
as the organization's chief executive. His poetry has been widely published and anthologized and he is the long-time director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, where the slam poetry phenomenon originated. He has also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Roland's most recent documentary "To Be Heard" tells the story of three high school poets from the Bronx who use their poetry to change their lives and impact the world. His motto is, "If you don't learn to write your own life story, someone else will write it for you."

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