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Category: PAGES

Sharing Fear and Creative Writing

Т  Т  Т Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein–each year my students experience a love-hate relationship with this classic text, which translates to my own love-hate relationship when teaching it. The text is long, […]

Connecting Music, Writing, and Visual Art

Too often, time for creative writing is pushed aside in the English classroom. With the expectation to prepare for state tests, our need as teachers to adhere to standards and […]

Living in the Music

  Through the PAGES program at the Wexner Center for the Arts, students analyze art as a text, a form of communication. Painting, sculpture, photography, words- those are all fixedТ forms.Today, […]

Teaching for Justice

  This fall I was on a panel at my district’s fall professional development day called “Teaching Controversial Issues.” I was not sure why I was on this panel. Teaching […]

On Possibility and Pauses

I’d like to consider the pause. It’s not a full stop. It’s not a hold. It’s a moment when you can feel the engine still running, a moment of stillness […]

Defining Art

As we get ready to see Imitation of Life next week, I wanted students to think more deeply about their own definitions of art. To facilitate this, I used a […]

Cloning Socratic Seminar

After viewingТ Never Let Me Go as part of our PAGES experience at the Wexner Center, students were eager to learn more about human cloning. Т We read the following articles in […]

Poetry: Broadway and Black-Out

Poetry: Broadway and Black-Out Broadway: Raise your hand if you are familiar with Hamilton, the latest broadway craze sweeping the nation. If you’ve never heard of it,Т check out this website […]

Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab

Just stumbled across this fascinating, albeit terrifying,Т resource. I thought it would be an excellent follow up to the film and aid inТ continuing the conversation in the classroom.