Spoken Word Poetry Videos

Spoken Word Poetry inspires my students to write freely. We watch poets perform and then take a line from the poem and write our thinking in response. Students find that their writing is more poetic when they write beside these beautifully crafted words.


On Being Creative by Ira Glass

I Will Not Let Exam Results Determine My Fate

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity by Prince Ea

Knock Knock by Dan Beatty

What Students Really Need to Hear by Chase Mielke

Thinking About You by Mike Taylor

Beethoven by Shane Koyzcan

To This Day: For the Bullied and The Beautiful by Shane Koyzcan

The Crickets Have Arthritis by Shane Koyzcan

Shake the Dust by Anis Mojgani

What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali

How Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog by Taylor Mali

The Importance of Proofreading by Taylor Mali

I’ll Fight You for the Library by Taylor Mali

Communication by Taylor Mali

Donovan Livingston's Harvard Graduate School of Education Student Speech