A humbling reminder that self-righteousness is the greatest enemy of compassion and judging another human being's private struggle is a disgrace to our own.
26 Questions To Ask Your Students On The First Day Of School http://t.co/QP0J6C8Efg #teaching http://t.co/1IBpVVZBLz
Nothing is certain in this life but death, taxes, and the existence in every generation of fuddy-duddies who carp about things not being what they used to be. This centuries-spanning collection of gripes seems to suggest that the golden era of stability and contentment these geezers long to return to may never have existed in the first place. Still, the sheer similarity of their views ought to console them—some things never change.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater has printable handbooks for many of Shakespeare's plays. "Each of our entirely original teacher handbooks includes active, engaging teaching activities, 400 years of critical thinking, synopses, and much more. Teaching activities—all aligned with the Common Core State Standards—are designed to draw upon some of the same practices and techniques that actors use in the rehearsal process to break open Shakespeare's challenging language."
How to use iPads for Consumption, Curation, and Creation.
What's my teaching style, asks a reader? Well, it looks a little something like this: http://t.co/kYs3reVW9d #teaching #edu #engchat
What did Shakespeare get right about history? What did he get wrong?
TES's resources for teaching The Great Gatsby.
Discussion of the inclusion of specific used book titles in English/language arts classrooms as well as discuss how we are working to improve reading in and out of the classroom at every grade level. Used books in class is also about using books in class to improve reading!
This blog collects letters written by famous historical and contemporary figures on a wide variety of issues. You will find something you can use in your classroom here. Great primary source materials, and great access to the thoughts and feelings of historical figures.
Flavorwire's list of writers whose work was more obscure and less appreciated in the nineteenth century, when they lived, than at present.
The Ernest Hemingway Collection at the JFK Library in Boston, including reference, resources, and media.
"The Peer 2 Peer University is a grassroots open education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls and gives learners recognition for their achievements. P2PU creates a model for lifelong learning alongside traditional formal higher education. Leveraging the internet and educational materials openly available online, P2PU enables high-quality low-cost education opportunities."
"Is fiction good for us? We spend huge chunks of our lives immersed in novels, films, TV shows, and other forms of fiction. Some see this as a positive thing, arguing that made-up stories cultivate our mental and moral development. But others have argued that fiction is mentally and ethically corrosive. It’s an ancient question: Does fiction build the morality of individuals and societies, or does it break it down?"
What happens when we rely on translations instead of Shakespeare's language? I completely agree with this article.
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