Teaching Shakespeare!

A Folger Education Blog

Posts Categorized: Folger-library/folger-education-folger-library

Welcome, Lily McKee High School Fellows of 2019!

The Folger Shakespeare Library is delighted to welcome a new cohort of wildly inquisitive and imaginative students! This year’s Lily McKee High School Fellows hail from a range of local high schools and have just begun their adventure of exploring Shakespeare from all kinds of perspectives. From September 9th to December 9th, McKee Fellows will… Continue Reading »


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 »


CrossTalk Featured Lesson: Inner Monologues

Editor’s Note: This school year, we are highlighting individual lessons from our CrossTalk education project, Essential Everyday Bravery: Thinking and Talking about Identity and Difference in Your Classroom. To learn more, check out the CrossTalk webpage. Earlier we featured a lesson by Baltimore teacher Amber Phelps, who gets students thinking deeply about identity and vulnerability through… Continue Reading »


Big News from the Folger!

Teaching Colleagues, Happy 2018! We are finally able to announce to the universe—and we totally consider each and all of you our universe!—two major steps in our ability to better serve you and your work. Huzzah! We are totally psyched to share this with all of you. Here we go: Short Prologue #1 (i.e. quick… 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 »


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 »


Who’s Ready for NCTE 2017?

Dearest Teaching Colleagues: We’re thinking of you these days. What brings us special joy is knowing that we’ll get to see so many of you at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention (NCTE 2017) in November. Thousands of smart, brave, curious teachers gathered in one place—and all for the good of their… Continue Reading »


CrossTalk Featured Lesson: The Power of Asides

Editor’s Note: Over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting individual lessons from our CrossTalk education project, Essential Everyday Bravery: Thinking and Talking about Identity and Difference in Your Classroom. To learn more, check out the CrossTalk webpage. Today’s lesson comes from Baltimore teacher Amber Phelps, who gets students thinking deeply about identity and vulnerability… 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 »