This workshop will ask participants to reflect upon their experiences during the Poetry Slam performance and the program as a whole. Take time before the workshop to reflect upon your own experience. Use Handout 1, Exploring Our Values through Poetry Evaluation, included with this workshop or some other means of reflection. What has leading this program meant to you? Would you like to lead it again? What changes would you make? It may seem as though the program is comprised of words on paper or a computer screen, words that describe activities, materials, and goals. Actually, the program is a living, breathing entity that you, the participants, and the words themselves created together. As such, the program will be different every time you facilitate it. You can control some elements of the program, but not others. If there are parts of the program you wish you had led differently, forgive yourself for not doing so. If there are parts you feel were successful, allow yourself to experience the joy of those moments.
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