In the chaos and pain of today, do you ever miss the sparks that first drew you to teaching? Do you want to breathe fresh life into your classroom? Do you want to help every student do hard things on their own, but sometimes struggle to make complexity fun? Do your students need more tools for interacting energetically with texts, ideas, one another, and the world?
There are specific, classroom-tested strategies that address these needs. Join the Folger Shakespeare Library for this session to learn how these strategies work so you can use them right away to transform any literacy lesson. Make your class the most exciting part of your students’ day--ALL students.
Using examples from a range of texts, this workshop will lay out core techniques that not only stretch every learner but also help fill your classroom with joy, humor, and sometimes even inspiration. The secret: putting the student in the driver’s seat leads to sophisticated skills and amazing discoveries–and, yes, fun.
The best kind of learning feels like a great adventure. Join the Folger community of brilliant, curious, caring, and committed teachers, and gain colleagues, ideas, and resources that will inspire you for the rest of your teaching life. We can’t wait to work with you.