Spotlight on Poetry Out Loud

Helena High School English teacher Margaret Belisle may have just retired, but as it turns out, you can take the teacher out of the classroom, but you can’t make her give up working with Poetry Out Loud (POL)! Based in Montana, Belisle is the state’s POL coordinator (a position she held along with a full-time teaching schedule!) shepherding the competition from the classroom level to the state competitions, and helping to recruit new schools across the state to adopt the program. In just a few days, Belisle will head to Washington, DC–along with her fellow teachers and program coordinators from across the country–to cheer on the 53 state champions as they “bring it on” in hopes of claiming the 2014 national title. We have a feeling Belisle will be rooting especially hard for Montana State Champ Sowmaya Sudhakar of Butte High School. Earlier this week, we spoke with the energetic Belisle by phone about how she became involved with the program, why she believes the program benefits teachers as well as students, and her own personal connection to the art of recitation. – See more at: http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/spotlight-poetry-out-loud#sthash.BJB2mKOM.dpuf
Helena High School English teacher Margaret Belisle may have just retired, but as it turns out, you can take the teacher out of the classroom, but you can’t make her give up working with Poetry Out Loud (POL)! Based in Montana, Belisle is the state’s POL coordinator (a position she held along with a full-time teaching schedule!) shepherding the competition from the classroom level to the state competitions, and helping to recruit new schools across the state to adopt the program. In just a few days, Belisle will head to Washington, DC–along with her fellow teachers and program coordinators from across the country–to cheer on the 53 state champions as they “bring it on” in hopes of claiming the 2014 national title. We have a feeling Belisle will be rooting especially hard for Montana State Champ Sowmaya Sudhakar of Butte High School. Earlier this week, we spoke with the energetic Belisle by phone about how she became involved with the program, why she believes the program benefits teachers as well as students, and her own personal connection to the art of recitation. – See more at: http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/spotlight-poetry-out-loud#sthash.BJB2mKOM.dpuf
“When I can feel the hair on my arms raise up, I know that person has become the poem…” – Margaret Belisle on Poetry Out Loud – See more at: http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/spotlight-poetry-out-loud#sthash.BJB2mKOM.dpuf
“When I can feel the hair on my arms raise up, I know that person has become the poem…” – Margaret Belisle on Poetry Out Loud – See more at: http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/spotlight-poetry-out-loud#sthash.BJB2mKOM.dpuf

“When I can feel the hair on my arms raise up, I know that person has become the poem…” – Margaret Belisle on Poetry Out Loud

Helena High School English teacher Margaret Belisle may have just retired, but as it turns out, you can take the teacher out of the classroom, but you can’t make her give up working with Poetry Out Loud (POL)! Based in Montana, Belisle is the state’s POL coordinator (a position she held along with a full-time teaching schedule!) shepherding the competition from the classroom level to the state competitions, and helping to recruit new schools across the state to adopt the program. In just a few days, Belisle will head to Washington, DC–along with her fellow teachers and program coordinators from across the country–to cheer on the 53 state champions as they “bring it on” in hopes of claiming the 2014 national title. We have a feeling Belisle will be rooting especially hard for Montana State Champ Sowmaya Sudhakar of Butte High School. Earlier this week, we spoke with the energetic Belisle by phone about how she became involved with the program, why she believes the program benefits teachers as well as students, and her own personal connection to the art of recitation.
– See more at: http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/spotlight-poetry-out-loud#sthash.BJB2mKOM.dpuf

“When I can feel the hair on my arms raise up, I know that person has become the poem…” – Margaret Belisle on Poetry Out Loud

Helena High School English teacher Margaret Belisle may have just retired, but as it turns out, you can take the teacher out of the classroom, but you can’t make her give up working with Poetry Out Loud (POL)! Based in Montana, Belisle is the state’s POL coordinator (a position she held along with a full-time teaching schedule!) shepherding the competition from the classroom level to the state competitions, and helping to recruit new schools across the state to adopt the program. In just a few days, Belisle will head to Washington, DC–along with her fellow teachers and program coordinators from across the country–to cheer on the 53 state champions as they “bring it on” in hopes of claiming the 2014 national title. We have a feeling Belisle will be rooting especially hard for Montana State Champ Sowmaya Sudhakar of Butte High School. Earlier this week, we spoke with the energetic Belisle by phone about how she became involved with the program, why she believes the program benefits teachers as well as students, and her own personal connection to the art of recitation.
– See more at: http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/spotlight-poetry-out-loud#sthash.BJB2mKOM.dpuf

Spotlight on Poetry Out Loud

“When I can feel the hair on my arms raise up, I know that person has become the poem…” – Margaret Belisle on Poetry Out Loud

Helena High School English teacher Margaret Belisle may have just retired, but as it turns out, you can take the teacher out of the classroom, but you can’t make her give up working with Poetry Out Loud (POL)! Based in Montana, Belisle is the state’s POL coordinator (a position she held along with a full-time teaching schedule!) shepherding the competition from the classroom level to the state competitions, and helping to recruit new schools across the state to adopt the program. In just a few days, Belisle will head to Washington, DC–along with her fellow teachers and program coordinators from across the country–to cheer on the 53 state champions as they “bring it on” in hopes of claiming the 2014 national title. We have a feeling Belisle will be rooting especially hard for Montana State Champ Sowmaya Sudhakar of Butte High School. Earlier this week, we spoke with the energetic Belisle by phone about how she became involved with the program, why she believes the program benefits teachers as well as students, and her own personal connection to the art of recitation.

– See more at: http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/spotlight-poetry-out-loud#sthash.BJB2mKOM.dpuf

Spotlight on Poetry Out Loud

“When I can feel the hair on my arms raise up, I know that person has become the poem…” – Margaret Belisle on Poetry Out Loud

Helena High School English teacher Margaret Belisle may have just retired, but as it turns out, you can take the teacher out of the classroom, but you can’t make her give up working with Poetry Out Loud (POL)! Based in Montana, Belisle is the state’s POL coordinator (a position she held along with a full-time teaching schedule!) shepherding the competition from the classroom level to the state competitions, and helping to recruit new schools across the state to adopt the program. In just a few days, Belisle will head to Washington, DC–along with her fellow teachers and program coordinators from across the country–to cheer on the 53 state champions as they “bring it on” in hopes of claiming the 2014 national title. We have a feeling Belisle will be rooting especially hard for Montana State Champ Sowmaya Sudhakar of Butte High School. Earlier this week, we spoke with the energetic Belisle by phone about how she became involved with the program, why she believes the program benefits teachers as well as students, and her own personal connection to the art of recitation.

– See more at: http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/spotlight-poetry-out-loud#sthash.BJB2mKOM.dpuf

Spotlight on Poetry Out Loud

“When I can feel the hair on my arms raise up, I know that person has become the poem…” – Margaret Belisle on Poetry Out Loud

Helena High School English teacher Margaret Belisle may have just retired, but as it turns out, you can take the teacher out of the classroom, but you can’t make her give up working with Poetry Out Loud (POL)! Based in Montana, Belisle is the state’s POL coordinator (a position she held along with a full-time teaching schedule!) shepherding the competition from the classroom level to the state competitions, and helping to recruit new schools across the state to adopt the program. In just a few days, Belisle will head to Washington, DC–along with her fellow teachers and program coordinators from across the country–to cheer on the 53 state champions as they “bring it on” in hopes of claiming the 2014 national title. We have a feeling Belisle will be rooting especially hard for Montana State Champ Sowmaya Sudhakar of Butte High School. Earlier this week, we spoke with the energetic Belisle by phone about how she became involved with the program, why she believes the program benefits teachers as well as students, and her own personal connection to the art of recitation.

– See more at: http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/spotlight-poetry-out-loud#sthash.BJB2mKOM.dpuf

Spotlight on Poetry Out Loud