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Survey says . . . Education

Every September the Board of Directors and Associates of The Haiku Foundation are sent a survey. Their responses help to guide our growth and direction. We’d like to broaden our input, and so we’ll be asking you to respond to a series of questions, one per week, over the next half-year. Your replies will be weighed in our assessment of our performance.

Today’s question: Education

The Education Wall will be made available online in the summer of 2013. Ellen Olinger, haiku poet and much honored professional teacher, has designed a platform in grade bundles 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, high school and college, adult. Next aspect is outreach to teachers. We are seeking a Chair for the Education Committee.

Please assess how well The Haiku Foundation is delivering on this topic. Indicate your assessment of our performance to date by choosing one of the options:

Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

Abandon

Please feel free to add additional comments. Thank you in advance for your consideration, and for helping us make The Haiku Foundation a better resource.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Dear Billie,

    Thank you. I am grateful for all the good and kind support from THF. I’ve been reading here so often for over a year, and can envision how the many excellent (and free) programs will be useful to teachers, parents, students, librarians and others. It seems my contribution is to include the various programs in the plans, in a step-by-step teaching fashion, as they relate to different age groups, and skill levels.

    Most of all, it is a privilege to help the students and others discover haiku, with some simple plans. Students who find reading and writing difficult may well find this beautiful short form to be possible. All will soon learn this is a lifelong art. I also think back to when I was a young teacher, and how much a site like THF would mean to me, in my preparation for classes.

    Thank you again for your work with The Haiku Registry, which I am reading again. Maybe schools will create their own registry, as students write their own haiku!

    We’ll do our best to begin, and it will be those who use the plans who make this work truly special.

    Ellen

  2. Just a note to thank Ellen in advance for the intensive work she is investing in this project. I am eager to have this as a resource and know I’ll be pointing to it and learning from it many times. –Billie

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