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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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
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
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.
Welcome to WordPress.com! 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