Breaking Down Barriers

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Invited contribution to Children's Poetry Summit blog focused on overcoming trainee and experienced teachers' barriers to teaching children poetry.

Period4 Aug 2022

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleBreaking Down Barriers
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletChildren's Poetry Summit
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionThe experiences we have in the classroom as children have far reaching implications for us as adults, even more so if we are teachers. The willingness to teach poetry can be a real issue. Not because teachers don’t feel it’s important, but more because they don’t want to ‘let their children down’. Whether you are experienced or new to the profession, the fear can be very real. The worry of not knowing what the poet was really thinking or feeling can leave us paralysed.
    PersonsRebecca Simpson-Hargreaves


  • Poetry
  • Teaching
  • Education