Teaching Shakespeare!

A Folger Education Blog

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 »


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 »


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