oh shakespeare

hi friends, the last two weeks i have been in a class that is helping me learn how to better use writing in my classroom. it is a four week course full of three writing "pieces" as they are called, reading a book and various articles, and presenting a demonstration of a technique we use in our classroom to enhance student writing. my presentation was yesterday and i thought i did a good job of making it applicable to other content areas. some fellow teachers even told me they were excited to use the activity in their own classrooms. over all the class is going great. the problem comes when they (the english teachers) start talking about things only language arts, not necessarily about writing. today we spent 45 minutes talking about shakespeare! the various plays, versions of plays, and who makes the best othello. other than the occasional side-step in conversation, the class is going great and i am learning a lot about how i do somethings right as a teacher and most things i need to keep working on. 

i am excited that i get summers "off', though it seems busier than when i was working. my class is mon.-thurs. so call me on fridays. i have decided to stay at chs this year. i have a lot to get ready if i want to be a better teacher than last year. 

i hope your summers are going well, love you all 

pictures of the wonderful, musty library where my class takes place:

i will leave you with a voice exercise i learned today 
"whether the weather is cold, whether the weather is hot, we'll be together, whatever the weather, whether we like it or not!" 

1 comment:

Ciao Baby said...

i need to read your story you wrote with me in it and is the library in a church, i see a cross on the wall?