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A Scale of Morality in Measure for Measure

11 January 2017

The juniors and seniors in my Shakespeare elective are exploring the flawed characters and twisted plot of Measure for Measure. By the end of Act 4, Angelo has offered an indecent proposal...

Happy holidays, teaching colleagues!

9 December 2016

We’ll be on hiatus until January 11, 2017. Check back then for a new post—and have a very merry winter break. Before we go, though, here’s a little gift for you, a...

List, list, O, list!

30 November 2016

While still teaching high school, I responded to a Call for Proposals from a publisher that had an idea for a book: a book about Shakespeare lists. I contacted them and was told to...

Giving Thanks

22 November 2016

Thank you, National Council of Teachers of English and all of our smart, caring, and daring teaching colleagues, for an unforgettable convention in Atlanta. Below are just a few of...