Why every kid should start the day with a poem

But he’s been doing it for three years and he makes a compelling case on Edutopia for how poems gear kids up for writing and close readings of texts. He has a list of poems—which we include here—and some useful strategies and exercises for making poetry fun and accessible.

Vogelsinger was inspired for his poem-a-day by Billy Collins, the former poet laureate of the United States, who introduced Poetry 180: A Poem A Day for American High Schools over a decade ago. And he cites three reasons poems kick start a class well.


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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