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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 »


NCTE Session Spotlight: What Matters Most When We Teach Othello—and What to Do in Class

Today we highlight our NCTE 2017 session that deals directly with teaching language that is tough in lots of ways—cognitively, racially, socially, emotionally. What Matters Most When We Teach Othello—and What to Do in Class How do we as teachers confront the issues that we cannot afford not to confront? How do we facilitate difficult conversations… Continue Reading »



NCTE Session Spotlight: Teaching Thought and Action in Macbeth

It’s time to spotlight the second of our five NCTE convention sessions: Teaching Thought and Action in Macbeth—Soliloquies, Cauldrons, and More! Read all about this hands-on session below, and if you can’t make it to St. Louis this year, stay connected to all of the action by following us on Twitter (@FolgerED and #NCTE17). We’ll… 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 »


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 »


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 »