Teaching Shakespeare!

A Folger Education Blog


Big news, teaching colleagues:

We’ve got a new blog, and we heartily welcome you to it!

Teaching Shakespeare! A Folger Education Blog brings you classroom ideas and reflections from colleagues across the country, along with all kinds of cool news from your friends at Folger Education. With the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, the Folger—and Folger Education in particular—has a whole lot going on to celebrate Shakespeare, and we want to make sure you’re connected to us as we work with teachers, students, and families all over the US. It’s going to be a blast.

OK—back to this fabulous new blog.

We hope you love the new look as much as we do (thanks, amazing web design team), as well as all the improved functionalities. Teaching Shakespeare! aims to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s a lesson plan on Romeo and Juliet or a video on teaching Twelfth Night with technology. All the great posts from our old blog, Making a Scene, have traveled right along with us, so you can still pull up your favorites here, too.

We’re especially excited about the name of our new blog. We thought long and hard about it, and we’re proud that this name really exclaims what we’re all about. As Peggy O’Brien, Director of Education at the Folger, says, schoolteachers do the most important work on earth. Period.

Folger Education is honored to work alongside teachers on the teaching and learning of one of the most amazing things there is: language. We hope that you’ll find this blog a valuable resource for deepening your knowledge, connecting with teaching colleagues, and learning highly effective ways to connect all students with the remarkable power of Shakespeare’s language.