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." [...]

By | 2016-11-01T14:33:52+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|Ask a Teacher, Fine Arts, Literacy|0 Comments

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 [...]

If You Build It, They Will Come: How to Build a Successful Choir Program – Educate the Administrative Team

By Anne Guess Read part one here.  Part 2: Educate the Administrative Team         In all my years in the Texas public school system, both as a student and a teacher, I have met very few school administrators that were ever music educators.  By very few, I mean I can count them all [...]

By | 2016-11-01T14:41:36+00:00 October 30th, 2012|10 Ways to Fix Education, Fine Arts, Management, Uncategorized|2 Comments