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Finding All Students in Text

Walter Dean Myers, author of Monster,  Fallen Angle, and Scorpion, among others young adult novels,    was quoted in the New York Times as saying, “Books transmit values.  They explore our common humanity.  What is the message when some children are not represented in those books?”  As a self-professed ‘book nerd’ Read more…

By Cheryl Stahle, ago
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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…

By fisheradrin, ago
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500 Words At A Time

by Cheryl Stahle Can you imagine being only allowed to write 500 words every SIX MONTHS?  In the recently released book, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela, readers explore an intimate portrait of this complicated activist, husband, and father who for 27 years, found ways to communicate to the outside Read more…

By Cheryl Stahle, ago