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Publishing So White: 7 Essential Black Young Adult Authors

Last week, The New York Times published a piece examining the whiteness in the publishing industry. (Thank you to Pod Save the People for bringing it to my attention in your underreported news section. I learn something new from you every week!)  In the five major publications, they analyzed, from 1950-2018,  95% of their authors [...]

By |2020-12-17T19:40:39-05:00December 17th, 2020|Book Review, High School, Literacy, Social Justice|0 Comments

Podcast Review: 1865

If 2020 has taught us anything, it's the power a single year could have on the world. The year 1865 is no exception, especially April of 1865. That's where host Lindsay Graham (who is not the sitting South Carolina Senator) drops us into the storyline, right after Abraham Lincoln's assassination and Vice President Andrew Johnson's [...]

By |2020-10-26T00:21:00-04:00November 2nd, 2020|Book Review, History, Opinion, Podcast|0 Comments

How to Think Like Shakespeare: A Fun Educational Tool

As an English teacher, there are few things more contentious than teaching Shakespeare in high school classrooms. The idea that he is outdated, pointless, and just plain boring has plagued many of us. I disagree with all of those things. Because of my positive Shakespeare feelings, I am always looking for new ways to teach [...]

Pandemic Movie Choice: Bad Education: A Movie Review

"It's not having what you want," quips Roslyn Assistant Superintendent Pam Gluckin in her Long Island accent, "it's wanting what you got." And what educators got from HBO's Bad Education was a harrowing detail of a pair of school administrators gone rogue with the school district's treasury, sacking $11.2 million before they were caught... by [...]

Teaching Romeo and Juliet to Beginning Level English Learners

Guest Writer: Karissa Knox Sorrell Teaching English Learners who are new to the country and are non-English speakers is a challenge at every grade, but it can be particularly challenging at the high school level when students have to earn credits, pass multiple state end-of-course exams, and engage with complex texts on a daily basis. With [...]

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