Michael S. Ryan is a high school English literature teacher who began his 15-year tenure as a Peace Corps volunteer in Eritrea in a rural setting, spent an interim year in Colorado's public system before entering the international circuit, including Kuwait, Tanzania, Singapore and Thailand. Ryan has taught grades 6-12 English, including MYP and IBDP, Creative Writing, Psychology at the AP and IB levels, and Drama. He currently lives and works in Ethiopia, teaching grades 9 and 10 English, grades 11 and 12 in the International Baccalaureate Diploma program in A1 English and Theory of Knowledge. Having traveled in over forty countries, Michael Ryan spends his summers in Colorado.
Poetry for Teachersby Michael Ryan, Alison Jones
Poetry for Teachers, by Michael S. Ryan, is an eclectic mix of selected free-verse and lyric poetry revolving around, but not limited to, the teaching-learning experience. A deceptively simple read, Ryan incorporates the day-to-day experiences of students and teachers with larger thematic views of the human condition. Poems in the book utilize humor, love and relationships, moments of fun, beauty and fear in the real and imagined school and classroom settings, different subject areas, a wide variety of literary features, mythological and other literary/authorial references, as well as the experiences of the author. Poetry for Teachers is divided into 2 sections: 'Students' and 'Teachers'. A comment on society, humans' relationships with literature, time, love, gravity, self and others, Michael S. Ryan's Poetry for Teachers is a recommended experience for ages twelve through adult.
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An interesting first book of poetry, useful for both students and teachers of high school poetry. Recommend.