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A Folger Education Blog

Capturing Life at the 2014 Teaching Shakespeare Institute

What is it about the Teaching Shakespeare Institute that led one alumnus to describe it as “the best way on the planet to learn more about Shakespeare and become a better teacher”? We’re proud of the 30-year milestone that TSI reached this year, proud of the impact it’s made on American education since the first summer institute… Continue Reading »


Evidence-Based Argument: Shakespeare and the Common Core

Guest post by Josh Cabat Over the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to attend both a week-long workshop on reading strategies at Teachers College and the week-long AP English Language and Composition prep course sponsored by the College Board. In so many ways, these two activities are diametrically opposed, certainly in terms… Continue Reading »


NCTE is coming to us – and we're ready!

This year the NCTE Annual Convention will be right in our backyard. The convention space at National Harbor in Maryland is less than 10 miles away from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. So mark your calendars for Nov. 20-23! NCTE has just released the convention schedule, so let’s go ahead and highlight the sessions sponsored by Folger Education.


Maxims for performing Shakespeare in the classroom

As the 2014 Teaching Shakespeare Institute approaches the end of its third week, we return to Dan Bruno’s NCTE High School Matters blog, where he has been busy sharing some of the insights he’s gleaned from TSI sessions. Here’s an excerpt from a blog post in which Dan reviews some maxims for guiding students through performance-based learning in the… Continue Reading »


Dana Huff: A Model for Integrating Technology in the Classroom

[getty src=”171252433?et=ZoqmzaXaTphcNdtZArpvlw&sig=fUHVQyXIKAOG94288DIaetXdJyS6EjRlkQT2fac_yg8=” width=”507″ height=”387″] With all the technology tools out there, how can you sort out which ones are the most useful for your classroom? Dana Huff, the Humanities/Technology specialist for the 2014 Teaching Shakespeare Institute at the Folger, recently offered a valuable breakdown of some of the more popular tools. As she highlights, the… Continue Reading »


The Insider's Guide to Hamlet

  The Shakespeare’s Globe production of Hamlet is on tour–heading to every country in the world–and it’s stopping at the Folger Shakespeare Library later this month. Therefore, we thought this would be an opportune time to revisit an invaluable teaching resource created by the Folger, the Insider’s Guide to Hamlet. The Insider’s Guide is a multimedia experience… Continue Reading »


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