Tuesday September 2nd 2014

Free Trifecta Unit: Romeo and Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Fahrenheit 451


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Posts Tagged ‘romeo and juliet act iii figurative language’

There Aren’t Happy Endings for Teachers in the Trenches

There Aren’t Happy Endings for Teachers in the Trenches

Walking around a high school campus at this time of year you will notice the air floats a little lighter and the sun reflects off smiles a little brighter. Everyone is looking forward to the last day, and the mood can aptly be described as [...]

Powerball Parent Outreach

Powerball Parent Outreach

Everyone involved in education, myself included, constantly harps on the importance of reaching out to parents, and how education is in their hands more so than even our schools. We talk and talk about needing better parent outreach, we imagine a [...]

Are We Value-Adding Non-Students?

With teacher evaluations being posted for the public to see, maybe we need to see some other things posted too. Below is a pretty common transcript of a Sophomore at my high school—this is not an actual student’s transcript, but looking at a [...]

Why Do We Always Talk About Teachers, Not Administrators?

The discourse in education always disproportionately focuses on teachers, as if we are the root of all school evils. We never talk about ineffective Superintendents who make $250,000 a year but still need an $800 a month car allowance in a [...]

Should Students Get to Evaluate Teachers? I Think So.

The debate about evaluating teachers is heating up. It isn’t heating up in any kind of real discussion by those who want to become president—they’d rather focus on whether or not to build an oil pipeline through one of our largest water [...]

REALITY: Punching a Teacher not an Expellable Offense

I’ve been writing this blog for over a year and a half now. I originally started writing to bring light to the REAL face of education in this country, specifically the broken, pale, drawn face of our low-income public schools. Today’s entry, [...]

Greatest Hits: Accepting the Fact That Nothing Will Change

Greatest Hits: Accepting the Fact That Nothing Will Change

After a year of blogging, I'm posting some of my most popular posts here at Teach 4 Real. With the middle class disappearing as we speak, I thought this REAL assessment of the state of education is particularly timely. At some point we all need to [...]

Teach4Real Greatest Hits: My Boy Arthur Who Can’t Pass Algebra

Teach4Real Greatest Hits: My Boy Arthur Who Can’t Pass Algebra

After a year of blogging, I am posting some of my favorite pieces. I just re-read this piece on a former student of mine, and it is just as heartbreaking to read as it was to write. Unfortunately, this situation is happening again this year, over [...]

When You’re Happy, They’re Happy

When You’re Happy, They’re Happy

I recently had a baby boy, and during the expected lack of sleep and increased irritability on my own part, I noticed something very important. When I am in a bad mood, easily annoyed and snappy, so are the students.It’s not like I’ve been [...]

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 [...]

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