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Announcing a Whole New Resource for Teachers!

Exciting news! Starting this month on the Teacher Member level of Forsooth!, our new online home for teachers, we’ll be featuring Expert Teachers in Residence and creating all kinds of opportunities for our Teacher Members to connect with them and with one another. What is this whole “Expert Teacher in Residence” thing? A new program,… Continue Reading »


Did You Know…?

Dearest Teaching Colleagues, Did you know that Folger Education has a new online home for teachers called Forsooth! where anyone who has taken the plunge and become a Teacher Member of the Folger can… …Share summer reading ideas with classroom teachers from over 55 different territories/states? …Watch our Master Class: Teaching Othello—a recorded hour of… Continue Reading »


Holiday Hiatus for the Blog—but Forsooth! Buzzes On!

Teaching Colleagues, Happy holidays to you and yours! We hope the season brings you abundant peace and joy. The Teaching Shakespeare! blog will be taking a short winter break until January 10th, at which point we’ll return with new teaching resources. Think you’ll have a Shakespeare teaching emergency before then? Or maybe you just want… Continue Reading »


Thank you for such a terrific NCTE 2017!

Thanks to all the wonderful people for such a terrific NCTE 2017! We had a great time.   “Shakespeare’s words in their mouths. And it’s fun. And they trust the language and the process.” #NCTE17 pic.twitter.com/RFvt7zdmzb — Folger Education (@FolgerED) November 17, 2017 Choral reading #Shakespeare strategy for ALL kids. Love these teachers. #NCTE17 #Midsummer… Continue Reading »


NCTE Session Spotlight: Hamlet—and a Happy Hour, Too!

If you’re heading to St. Louis for NCTE 2017, please join us for tons of resources and strategies for teaching that beautiful beast, Hamlet. Everyone is invited to all of our sessions and activities, including the last of our five Friday sessions, “Student Close-read Hamlet by Putting It on Its Feet.” Bonus: come to our… Continue Reading »


The World’s Largest Balcony Scene: Are You In?

Won’t you join us at the lively conference also known as “English teacher heaven”? We hope so! If you’re planning a trip to St. Louis for the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, add these Folger family events to your calendar. In the coming weeks we’ll be getting more specific about each of… Continue Reading »


Where Will This Year Take Us?

A new school year is underway! As always, you’re doing the most important work on earth. As always, we’re with you. And we’re getting ready to share a whole new wave of support for you and your classrooms. Exciting stuff! Stay tuned. What’s in store for the Folger teaching family, including YOU? Where have we… Continue Reading »


Director’s Statement on Charlottesville

Teaching colleagues, You are on our minds these days. We are with you. Please read the following statement from the Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Dr. Michael Witmore: Statement from Michael Witmore, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library Aug 16, 2017 The Folger Shakespeare Library, a part of Amherst College, joins President Biddy Martin’s… Continue Reading »


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 »