Warning: This post includes explicit language. If you’re not comfortable discussing curse words that appear in the texts our students read, you might want to skip this one. Continue reading

Did anyone else in our English teacher tribe get goosebumps last night when President Obama evoked our favorite Maycomb attorney in his farewell address to the nation? Continue reading

If you teach Fahrenheit 451, you might be interested to know that I just posted three great tools that’ll make your job so much easier. Continue reading

In honor of author Harper Lee’s contribution to literature and our classrooms, I’d love it if we shared our favorite lines from To Kill a Mockingbird. I’ll go first: “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for…” – Judge Taylor, as he addresses the courtroom Which line speaks most to […]

“Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789 It’s Tax Day in the U.S. and Benjamin Franklin, founding father and original hipster, is on my mind. If he was alive today, you just know that Franklin would be the Boss of the […]