Ahhhh yeeeeeahhh! It’s that time again, my brothers and sisters.

Time to kick back and show the world how to rock out poetry the Jimmy Fallon way.

Yep, it’s time to “Slow Jam the Poem.”

And everything you need to create an awesome classroom experience is right here.

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

The Cue Cards

A Behind-the-Scenes Look

Example #1: In the Style of Jimmy Fallon

Example #2: A Father Teaches His Son

Example #3: With Katy Perry, Hailee Steinfeld and Pharrell Williams

Example #4: The President and a Guitar

Example #5: With Keyboard and Saxophone

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John Hardison
John Hardison is an interactive facilitator of learning and blended learning specialist at East Hall High School (Studio 113 & EPiCC) in Gainesville, Georgia. By creating a flexible class where literature creatively comes to life on a stage with students as the stars, Mr. Hardison focuses heavily on creativity, interactive structures, and student choices. In the past 18 years at East Hall High School, he has taught AP Language, American Literature, World Literature, and Applied Communications. Through original learning structures and a shared classroom concept, students are inspired to connect literature with their own talents and interests. Mr. Hardison shares his classroom concept and interactive structures by presenting at professional conferences and upon request by various schools. Look for John at ISTE and follow him on Twitter at @JohnHardison1.


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