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Curriculum Upload: Teaching Fahrenheit 451 in the Urban Classroom

Curriculum Upload: Teaching Fahrenheit 451 in the Urban Classroom

One of my favorite books to teach is Fahrenheit 451 by the late Ray Bradbury. Not only has it withstood the test of time, I feel that with each new evolution in social media, and with each new advancement in how we consume media using technology, [...]

Teach4Real’s Big Announcement

Teach4Real’s Big Announcement

I'm back and I have something special!I took the summer off of blogging, but have still kept very, very busy. Aside from teaching at UC Berkeley, and learning how to raise a 5 month old, I have put together a soon to be LEGENDARY House on Mango [...]

Lesson Plan: Using Facebook Profiles for Character Analysis

Lesson Plan: Using Facebook Profiles for Character Analysis

If Romeo Montague had a Facebook profile, who would the last four posts be from? Well, all of them might be from Juliet, saying things like, “It’s been five minutes since my last post and I still miss u <3!” Or perhaps Friar Laurence will [...]

Lesson Plan: Student Identity and Music

Lesson Plan: Student Identity and Music

A few weeks ago I wrote about a senior workshop I gave about Identity. I wanted to get a group of college-going seniors to think about who they are as urban youth, and how it will affect the way they interact with others on a college campus. The [...]

A Lesson on Urban Identity

A Lesson on Urban Identity

I taught a seminar for seniors this week while their regular teacher was out having babies. It was a class full of low-income urban students trying to get into college. I decided to do three days on Identity, and get them thinking about who they are [...]

Back-Pocket Poetry

Back-Pocket Poetry

Looking back on the year so far, I’ve decided to write about some of the best lessons I’ve done in the hopes it will give you ideas you can use in your own classrooms. I’ve made a category for it called “Lesson Plans.” My plan is to fill [...]