Teaching Colleagues, We bring you big doings and a special invitation this month… Keep reading for all the exciting, once-in-a-lifetime details as we celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare! On April 23rd, the day the world commemorates Shakespeare’s birth (and death), the Folger will host an international live streaming event—called The Wonder of Will LIVE—from… Continue Reading »
*This piece originally appeared as “Teaching Shakespeare (And Literary Analysis!) with Prompt Books” on the blog Moving Writers and is cross-posted here with permission.* This April, English teachers, Anglophiles, all buddies of the Bard will commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Museums, libraries, schools, and theater companies are marking the occasion with special… Continue Reading »
The Folger—actually, the world!—is in full swing celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare, as we send Shakespeare’s First Folio to every US state, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico this year. You’ve heard us talk about the tour before, but today I want to share what great opportunities are awaiting you and your students. For YOU:… Continue Reading »
I work at a school for students with learning differences, so I’m always looking for ways to create multiple points of access for every text my students study. One of my favorite ways of doing that is through multimedia creation. In my experience, students learn immensely through making and doing. Among other methods, video production… Continue Reading »
Part IIa: A Brief Narrative Interlude: Other Inspirations and a Metaphoric Preamble On January 21st, I left you with a promise that I’d be back to talk about specific and pragmatic plans for applying the student-centered learning credo I learned, or at least had recharged, this summer at the Folger… but because I’m an English… Continue Reading »
Big thanks to everyone who made this year’s 9-day Secondary School Shakespeare Festival a total blast! Enjoy these photos of Festival goers from all kinds of classrooms in all kinds of schools all over the DC area. O joyful days!