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On Teaching Shakespeare and Skinning Cats

by Adrin Fisher There’s more than one way to skin a cat. This gruesome proverb, with roots in Renaissance England, describes precisely how a teacher in the early twenty-first century should be teaching Shakespeare:  however she can. During my career, I’ve taught at least one play by The Bard per Read more…

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For the Love of Grammar!

By Adrin Fisher Not to date myself, but when I was in eighth grade, there was this thing called diagramming sentences.  There was a lot of diagramming sentences in my English class:  we headed to the blackboard and grabbed some chalk with our homework papers held in sweaty fists, filling Read more…

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