Teacher Resources

Welcome, Teachers!

Register to become part of the largest online poetry community in the world (psst, it's chock full of resources to help you in the classroom). Check out what we have to offer below:


Create a Group

  • Take learning beyond the classroom
  • Use our platform to build safe, organized online classroom groups which allow you to work closely with students to create poetry

Take Our (Free!) Online Poetry Course "How to Teach Poetry"

  • In under 2 hours learn how to create your own poetry classroom
  • Discover the benefits of combining traditional teaching techniques with digital resources
  • Improve student literacy and drive for social activism
  • Our engaging instructional videos and detailed course content will help you to become a stronger, more successful poetry educator

Browse Our Poetry Teacher Lesson Plans

  • Detailed lesson plans accompany our online poetry course
  • Classroom activitiy guides for each lesson, including how to use PowerPoetry's resource guides
  • Free lesson plan printable worksheets

Teacher Tip Guide

  • Our guide "7 Ways to Teach Poetry Lessons with PowerPoetry" is made specifically for teachers like you
  • Learn the basics of PowerPoetry and how to use the resources we offer to benefit your classroom

Action Guides

  • Find ideas in our Action Guides that will inspire young poets to effect social change
  • Turn words into powerful weapons

Apply to Screen Our Film To Be Heard

  • View the award-winning documentary directed by PowerPoetry's founder Roland Legiardi- Laura
  • Follow the lives of three teens as they transform their lives through poetry

Student Scholarships

  • Send your students to apply for our scholarships to help pay for college