Shakespeare and Americans: The Relationship Starts in the Classroom

"Ill met by moonlight, proud Titania," reads Karl off the script. He looks confused, "I'm ill?" he looks puzzled. "Am I sick?" "You're not sick...We are having a fight!" responds an irritated Nicole, who is playing the fairy queen. She continues to read: "What, jealous Oberon! Fairies, skip hence:/I have forsworn his bed and company." [...]

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Based on a True Story: A Critical Look at Teachers in Movies

I remember having a romanticized view of teaching while I was in college.  Though I can attribute some of this to a few overly idealistic professors, I mostly blame the movies.  It was probably one week into student teaching when I came to the painful realization that I did not have the ability to magically [...]