Another note: I always try to make my bio note something that would be usable as-is should the poems be accepted. So if a journal tends to use brief, factual bios I don’t include a cute comment about being a full-time chef and butler for my two demanding cats — but when submitting to a journal that often uses "fluffy" or humorous bios, I probably would include something besides just a boring list of publications. I figure if they can use the bio I’ve already submitted, it saves us both the additional step of submitting a bio after acceptance.
In sum, there are countless additional strategies that teachers can employ to assist students in building their vocabularies. However, it is essential to keep in mind that promoting extensive reading, carefully selecting which words to teach quickly and which to teach extensively, and choosing strategies that help students make cognitive connections between the new and the known are at the heart of effective vocabulary building. Last, the more intangible notion of taking delight in the world of words, modeling one's own love of language, pushing the "lexical envelope" is less subject to research study but nonetheless certainly worthy of consideration.