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Summer Break

Summer’s here and we’ll be on hiatus until August . Check back then for a new post—and have a very merry summer break. Cheers!


Teaching and Learning in These Days: More from YOU

We continue to share your emails, which so thoughtfully capture what’s happening in your classrooms, your minds, and your communities these days. Thanks for sharing, and keep on doing what you do. From Tia in West Virginia: Though our friends at the Folger assure me I am anything but powerless, it certainly seems that way… Continue Reading »


Teaching and Learning in These Days: Your Stories Continued

Last week we posted some of what you brilliant teaching colleagues have been sharing with us about teaching in today’s world. Today, as promised, we’re posting more of your comments and stories. From Chasidy in Tennessee I spend so much time with my students on how literature reflects our own flaws and reveals truth. As… Continue Reading »


Teaching and Learning in These Days: Your Stories

Earlier this month our Director of Education, Peggy O’Brien, asked you, our teaching colleagues across the country, to send us your stories about teaching in these changing, challenging times. “We are always carrying you and your work and your students in our hearts and minds,” Peggy wrote, “but maybe no more so than right now…. Continue Reading »


4 Ways that Visual Art Can Enhance Shakespeare Learning

We’ve heard from many of you at our face-to-face teacher workshops and over email, too, about ideas for integrating the visual arts in Shakespeare learning. Specifically, you have shared questions and ideas related to using painting, drawing, and design to deepen students’ connections to Shakespeare’s language. Here are 4 more resources to inspire your thinking… Continue Reading »


Throwback Thursday: Recognizing Shylock’s Humanity in The Merchant of Venice

Today we’re re-posting one of our favorite throwbacks: an incredibly thoughtful and intelligent meditation on language, identity, difference, and community—and a teaching idea getting at those big ideas, too. Thank you to Folger family member and high school English teacher Amber Phelps for sharing this powerful blog post with the world. “I don’t have to… Continue Reading »


Happy holidays, teaching colleagues!

We’ll be on hiatus until January 11, 2017. Check back then for a new post—and have a very merry winter break. Before we go, though, here’s a little gift for you, a favorite episode from Folger Library’s Shakespeare Unlimited podcast: “Why Shakespeare’s Stories Still Resonate” Enjoy!


Giving Thanks

Thank you, National Council of Teachers of English and all of our smart, caring, and daring teaching colleagues, for an unforgettable convention in Atlanta. Below are just a few of the great photos from this unforgettable extravaganza of teaching and learning. And heartfelt thanks to ALL teachers and students everywhere. We are honored to be… Continue Reading »


Find us at #NCTE16!

Teaching Colleagues: Come find us in Atlanta this week at the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English! For a full lineup of Folger happenings, check here. To find our workshop sessions in the NCTE convention program, search “Folger” here. And to see photos from our adventures at recent NCTE conventions, check… Continue Reading »


Connect with Folger Shakespeare Library at NCTE 2016!

Let’s get together in Atlanta! Folger Education, along with loads of teachers in our big, nationwide family, is heading to the Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, and we’re sticking around to present at the CEL Convention, too. We want to connect with you and your colleagues and see how we… Continue Reading »


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