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Celebratory Book Launch Event: Awakening the Heart 2e

Awakening the Heart 2e Event

April is National Poetry Month! We're celebrating with a live virtual event for Georgia Heard's recently released Awakening the Heart 2e. Join us at 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Thursday, April 11, 2024!

As National Poetry Month approaches, you may be looking for ways to bring more poetry into your classroom. Join us for a special free virtual event that will leave you feeling inspired and equipped with practical strategies to bring poetry to life for your students this April and beyond!

Celebrate the New Edition of Awakening the Heart

You'll hear from bestselling author-poets Georgia Heard and Naomi Shihab Nye as they discuss the new edition of Georgia's acclaimed book, Awakening the Heart. Moderated by poet and editor Zoë Ryder White, this conversation will dive into the ways poetry can be powerful in helping students connect with their emotions, identities, and the wider world.

Discover Teaching Strategies

Georgia and Naomi will share teaching strategies from Awakening the Heart 2/e that you can easily implement in your own classroom. Learn how to adopt small, meaningful ways to infuse poetry into your daily routine, going beyond the typical National Poetry Month activities.

See Special Guests

The event will also feature a special appearance by Disney screenwriters Aaron and Jordan Kandell, whose careers were inspired by the work of Georgia Heard and other poets. Hear how poetry has shaped their creative journeys, and find the motivation to bring that same passion and wonder into your own teaching practice.

Who Should Participate

  • Classroom teachers of grades K-8
  • Literacy coaches
  • Language arts specialists
  • Curriculum coordinators
  • Teacher-educators

Register Now and Spread the Word!

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with renowned writers and educators, discover new ways to engage your students with poetry, and join the community of teachers who are committed to nurturing the next generation of poets and literary enthusiasts. Share this event with your fellow educators and anyone passionate about the power of poetry. Register now for this highly anticipated event!

Join this FREE 60-minute session with 15-minute Q&A session from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Thursday, April 11, 2024.

Register Here


Listen to Georgia Heard on the Heinemann podcast discuss the new book.

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Awakening the Heart, Second Edition is now available!

Heard_Awakening the Heart 2edHow do we infuse poetry into our classrooms? This new edition of Awakening the Heart stands on the shoulders of the original edition as a roadmap for answering this question. It aims to keep the heart in teaching poetry and to help us realize that poems are so much more than a genre student or a way to analyze text for a reading test. Throughout the text, Georgia Heard threads the voices of young and well-known poets together to illustrate the power and joy of poetry. It offers useful tools, examples, and stories for teachers and instructors to translate into their own communities.

Order Awakening the Heart, 2e

Topics: Georgia Heard, Poetry, Awakening the Heart

Date Published: 03/28/24

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