The namesake of this blog.
I’m getting ready to head to Chicago for NCTE. I am beyond excited. I seriously have 27 events I want to go to in a 12 hour time frame. Not gonna happen, but it’s going to be amazing!
Why, yes, I am sitting here on Wednesday night anxiously planning my itinarary for the National Council of Teachers of English. Why, yes, it IS in Chicago, only a few short hours from my hometown. Why, yes, I AM excited!
Find a way to create a unit on transcendentalism that incorporates “Into the Wild”. How cool would that be?! Teach memoir and transcendentalism in one super unit. BOOM. I’m brilliant!
I saw that I got a few new followers today. Hello!! Welcome to my blog. Feel free to fill up the ask box. :)
Amnesty UK provides tons of resources for anyone interested in teaching for social justice. These are some pretty awesome resources and powerful lessons. I cannot wait to use some of Amnesty’s lessons about women’s rights in my English classroom! Best of all: FREE!
I’m working on a project using Hemingway’s “Up in Michigan”, a short story that is, seemingly, about the rape of a young woman by a man she lusts after. I’d like to incoporate the drafts of this story to look at how Hemingway struggled with choosing how to frame the story. The story depicts a traumatic event, no doubt. It is one of Hemingway’s earliest stories, but was one of the last to see publication due to its content. Even in modern times, I wonder, is there any way to teach this story? How could I use the story as a way to teach about narrative?
I’d love it if you could share your advice with me. Has anyone ever successfully taught a lesson or unit on the trauma narrative in their classroom?
I’m so sorry. Life and teaching have gotten in the way of blogging. I’m ok with it.
THE COUGHING. ME, TOMORROW, AT PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES.