Category Archives: What Schools Ought to Teach
Teaching Othello — Avoiding the Iago Effect
In his lecture to the Teaching Shakespeare Institute yesterday, Dr. Michael Whitmore described a recent conversation. “In five minutes or less, explain to me why schools should teach Shakespeare,” someone asked him. In reply, he picked on play that has … Continue reading
Why English? How English?
Lately I’ve tried to put myself inside the head of a student — NOT one who wants to grow up and be an English teacher, but one of the many busy, distracted, and bored young men or women who have … Continue reading
Why am I making everyone do blogs?
Why literature? Why blogs? I’ll start at the first question. I love literature. I loved it when I was in middle school — so much that I decided that I wanted to be an English teacher for the rest of … Continue reading
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