Making the Most of Poetry Out Loud

Jesse Hake June 30, 2012

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2012


Reap the many benefits of participation in the national Poetry Out Loud contest with events and practices at your school that not only prepare your students to compete effectively, but to help your students to begin a lifetime of loving and understanding poetry. With real-life demonstrations and anecdotes, our team of presenters will introduce you to our school's best practices and most substantive experiences, including our school-wide Poetry Festival, smaller "poetry liturgies" attached to specific classes and our lunchtime faculty coaching sessions.


Classical Education Liturgy Poetry Teaching


Jesse Hake
Raised in Taiwan by missionary parents, Jesse studied history at Geneva College (Beaver Falls, PA) and the University of St Andrews (Scotland) before marrying Elizabeth and taking his first teaching job in Washington DC. Jesse has been teaching college and high school students for over twelve years, with six of them at Covenant Christian Academy, a classical Christian school in Harrisburg, PA. At Covenant, Jesse has taught literature, rhetoric, theology and history as well as facilitating faculty development and overseeing upper school culture and discipline.

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