In the spaces of side conversations that occur at Teacher Research, ideas germinate. Ellen, a teacher at a prestigious private school in the region who also teaches International Baccalaureate (IB) shared with me a way she uses improv when teaching the classic play “A Doll’s House.” To anticipate the reaction of the protagonist’s reaction to […]

I decided to cancel the Season of Migration to the North response journal 3. You and I both have too much on our shoulders now. You may use the fishbowl notes and the Interactive Oral notes to construct your Reflective Statements. Do not forget–it has to be 300 to 400 words in length and cannot […]

Season of Migration to the North Fishbowl Assignment This is a link to the Google Presentation detailing the fishbowl assignment.

Jigsaw Day! Here is the Google Presentation for Jigsaw Day!

Jigsaw Day! Here is the Google Presentation for Jigsaw Day! Use this if you need to work outside of class on your jigsaw topic.

The Yellow Wallpaper Fishbowl Podcast This is the discussion period 4B had about the context, motifs, and critical theory pertaining to “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. I chose this one because all of the topics were covered and the group uncovered interesting analysis about their topics. Use the ideas as a starting point […]

I am building a vocabulary list for study based on the literature we are reading and our SAT warmups. You may also suggest to me words you have encountered. The list is on Quizlet. Here is the link: http://quizlet.com/_kwyid

Poetry Ruler for Ruben’s Women in period 3A Here is a poetry ruler for Wislawa Szymborska’s poem “Rubens’ Women” from her collection “Salt.” Use this to help you understand what is expected of you in order to draft a poetry ruler.

Poetry Ruler for Over Wine in period 2 A Here is an example poetry ruler for Wislawa Szymborska’s poem “Over Wine” from the collection “Salt.” Use this as a reference to help you develop poetry rulers as planning.

      Read your article. Then create a Keynote that teaches your article to the class. Make a slide for each of the following: the article’s title, summary, One slide each for four key ideas, and two questions for discussion. You will lead a discussion of the article’s ideas at a later date (next […]

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Simple. Send students home to watch videos (Videos don’t even have to be yours! Just find some random You Tube video!) Better yet, assign these videos for HOMEWORK, as in they MUST be done for next day. Then when students come back to class have them fill out gobs…

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