Jesse Hake discusses making the most poetry in the classroom.

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 help your students to begin a lifetime of loving and understanding poetry. With real-life demonstration 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 lunch-time faculty coaching sessions.

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 rst teaching job in Washington DC. Jesse has been teaching college and high school students for over nine 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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