My church was going to be celebrating William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday on the First Friday of this month, but it got cancelled. Still, I have been on the lookout for celebrations of same. Without searching, I came across these:
From JEOPARDY! episode #6804, aired 2014-03-27 SHAKESPEARE REWRITES THE BEATLES
“The lady is enamored of thee. verily, verily, verily”
“Wilt thou still require me, wilt thou still provide sustenance unto me, roughly midway through my 7th decade?”
“Aid me if thou canst, I feel sorrow…& my gratitude is large for thy presence here”
“Assemble forth, all ye jesters, speak thusly… hark! Thou must conceal thy amorousness”
“I believe I shall be melancholy, I believe it shall be anon…the woman who disturbeth my temper is leaving hence”
Open Source Shakespeare. Very useful.
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I know some people who appear to be unrelentingly positive, seeing the 3/4s empty glass as 1/4 full. I appreciate those people, as long as they don’t seem to be wearing rose-colored glasses.
I was commenting on someone’s blog – more on that anon – and I was reminded of one of those peculiar childhood memories that, I believe, colors my view of the world to this day.
It was an episode of the 1960s television program Bewitched, starring Elizabeth Montgomery.
I recall very little about the particulars, actually. Couldn’t tell you which Darrin was in it Continue reading Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Bewitched and Ben Franklin →
I’m someone who used to sell graphic novels in a comic book store, not a teacher. My wife IS a teacher, though, and was excited to see that I had received a review copy of Using Content-Area Graphic Texts for Learning.
Even Meryl Jaffe, co-author of this book, with Katie Monnin, mentioned in her blog that the title of this book is a bit of a mouthful. Basically, this should be called “Teaching with Graphic Novels.” Regardless of the name, this volume makes a convincing argument for using graphic novels in teaching math, language arts, social students, and science. More importantly, very early on, it makes the case, in the strongest terms, that the graphic novel is a legitimate teaching tool that broadens the educational palette for an increasingly diverse population.
Not that Meryl was always a believer. Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Using Content-Area Graphic Texts for Learning →