Tag: english

  • Teacher Asks for Books

    As the fallout continues from the incompetence of the Oklahoma legislature, next school year is starting to come into focus, and trust me, it isn’t pretty. The budget cuts to education are going to be very costly to students and to the teachers who remain in the profession, or are able to keep their jobs. […]

  • Dead Teachers Society

    Before Christmas break I had my English 3 class reading and writing poetry. It was going like everything else. They hated the reading and their writing was all about how thug they are, how they be smokin’ Mary Jane and gettin’ it all the time, yo. Their subject matter was garbage for the most part, […]

  • Literature of Hope

    What is the worst thing you can make a 9th grader read? I would argue that it is William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This isn’t a knock on the Bard, or his play that has remained popular for hundreds of years. It’s just that the ending isn’t what teenagers want, and maybe it isn’t what […]