Toxic Masculinity in Romeo and Juliet

BY: LIZ KEIPER Sampson: ‘Tis all one. I will show myself a tyrant. When I have fought with the men, I will be civil with the maids—I will cut off their heads. Gregory: The heads of the maids? Sampson: Ay, the heads of the maids or their maidenheads. Take it in what sense thou wilt. … Continue reading Toxic Masculinity in Romeo and Juliet

Connecting Stories: The Archetype Scavenger Hunt

BY: LIZ KEIPER Student: “Yo, like all of these archetypes are in Fortnite!” Me: “Heck yeah they are! That’s pretty much the point…” ***** I’m in a love relationship with archetypes. To me, literary archetypes take symbolism to a whole new level—it’s literary symbols that inherently encourage text connections. Thinking archetypally was certainly a game-changer … Continue reading Connecting Stories: The Archetype Scavenger Hunt

A Lesson I Love: Channeling Understanding by Design to Create Themes

BY: LIZ KEIPER “Am I really teaching my students what I need to teach them? I mean, I’m meeting the standards, and they’re doing work, reading things, writing things, and whatnot, but… Are they really getting… what I want them to get from this?” I’m pretty sure that every teacher has moments of existential crisis … Continue reading A Lesson I Love: Channeling Understanding by Design to Create Themes