Welcome to the Poetry In Voice Teachers’ Lounge. This is a space for you to meet other teachers, ask questions, and share resources. To join the Lounge, simply create a teacher account. Once it’s approved, log in to enter.
WHAT CAN I DO IN THE LOUNGE?
All community members are encouraged to share their ideas, opinions, and questions about best practices, challenges, and innovations in teaching poetry and recitation.
- share who you are by updating your profile
- read and discuss pertinent poetry issues at a Round Table
- leave comments and questions at the bottom of poems, videos, and lesson plans
- read and comment on your peers' lesson plans
- pin something to the Bulletin Board that might be interesting to the community
- contact other teachers and Poetry In Voice staff privately
- let us know about ideas you have for improving this community
- register your school champion(s) in the competition
WHO ELSE IS IN THE LOUNGE BESIDES ME?
This is an online community of Canadian educators who are interested in teaching poetry and poetry recitation. The majority are high school teachers, but there are some middle school and elementary school teachers as well.
The Poetry In Voice team is also part of the community. We initiate forums, moderate content, and sometimes join in the conversation.
Only those with a Poetry In Voice teacher account can read content in the community. No forums, lesson plans, or comments are visible to students or to the public.
HOW CAN I MAKE THE MOST OF MY TIME IN THE LOUNGE?
Here are a few tips:
Encourage others to join in the conversation and do your best to stay on topic in a given forum or discussion.
Be respectful of one another. Any debate should focus on ideas, not people. Insults and dismissals of another member’s opinions or ideas won’t be tolerated.
Be respectful of student participants. For example, feel free to discuss the nuances of a student’s recitation video, but do not call the student’s score into question or criticize the student’s performance.
Give credit where credit is due. If you’re sharing content that you wrote yourself, let the community know! But if you didn’t write it yourself, be sure to cite your sources. Please do not share material that is protected by copyright — instead, provide a link to where the material can be purchased.
Protect your privacy and that of others. Do not share private information about others and only share information about yourself that you’d be comfortable broadcasting on TV. Do not share your account password with anyone, including your students.
If these community rules are broken, Poetry In Voice may need to take action.