Monthly Archives: August 2012

10 Ways to promote critical thinking in the English classroom

English teachers have many opportunities to promote critical thinking because they are not restricted by content.  What literature you teach is unimportant; how it is taught is. The Critical Thinking Consortium is a good place to start when you are … Continue reading

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Hamlet, Atticus and all the other guys in the Literary Canon

The big question for all teachers of English today should be: why am I teaching this?  When I went to high school in the 1960’s we read Dickens, Tennyson and Shakespeare.  Today, we still teach Shakespeare, and the most popular … Continue reading

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Bouquets for Fair Trade and locally-grown enthusiasts

My daughter got married on July 21.  I spent part of the spring/summer trying to grow Sweet Peas for her bouquet since she wanted only locally grown or Fair Trade flowers .  Sweet Peas are beautiful and considered  very traditional … Continue reading

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September beckons for teachers

This is my last new school year but I think that like most teachers, I will forever feel the tug of Labour Day long after I have retired.

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Hello world!

Welcome to! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you … Continue reading

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