Sarah Kay: The power of spoken word poetry

I watched this, the 900th downloaded TED Talk and found that it brought out so many emotions in me.

Spoken word poetry is just that…words. In Sarah though and her fellow performer and friend Phil Kaye (no relation) there is something of a renaissance of the human voice to express and tell a story. Since TED is essentially about someone on a stage telling a story then this is perhaps the most fitting way that they could have chosen to mark their 900th videod talk.

To learn more about Sarah go to her website:  Project V.O.I.C.E

For some excellent teaching ideas go to:

http://teachingwithted.pbworks.com/w/page/37946483/Spoken-Word-Poetry

If you get the chance watch Phil Kaye perform his amazing spoken poem “Teeth”  on YouTube at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1ZBhEP42aw

Enjoy… and maybe try this yourself or, if you are a teacher, try this with your children and let them experience the power of words.

 

 

About malbell

I am a retired Teaching and Learning Consultant. Previously I was a Primary school headteacher and deputy headteacher. I enjoy reading, doing MOOCs and learning new things.
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