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Folger Community Conversation: Teaching Literature During COVID-19 - Shared screen with speaker view
Nancy Rafalko
31:38
Hi everyone
Nancy Rafalko
33:17
Sorry but it is now 7 a.m. in my time zone. I can’t sit at the computer as I get ready for class starting soon, but I would love to listen as I get ready. I hope it doesn’t seem rude. I love this group!
Heather Richey
34:01
Is the Folger Method Express available only for official members?
Corinne Viglietta
34:09
It's for everyone right now!
Heather Richey
34:16
Super! Thank you!
Jessica Madden
34:38
Where exactly can the Folger Packet Express-R&J be found?
Erica Varo
34:45
I don't think I am getting the emails
Maartje Nolan
34:51
Hello - I can here Peggy but not see you...
Corinne Viglietta
35:01
https://www.folger.edu/teaching-during-covid-19
Sheri Goldstein
35:13
I'm giving up drinking for a month.
Folger Education
35:19
mtrowell@folger.edu
Corinne Viglietta
35:33
Maartje: have you joined the video? I can see Peggy.
Sheri Goldstein
35:56
Sorry, bad punctuation. I;m giving up. Drinking for a month.
Joy Docherty
36:13
LMAO!!!! I was gonna say- that’s brave of you!
Jennifer Ehlers
36:27
@Sheri Too funny!!
Joy Docherty
37:19
will these be available after the “live”? I have a meeting at 11 tomorrow :(
Folger Education
37:33
All are live EDT
Pam Webb
37:48
Awesome! My students love our swordfights in Hamlet
Melissa Minjares
38:02
and we are muted
Pam Webb
38:31
Challenging
Noelle Cammon
38:34
ADVENTURE
Stephanie Pease
38:34
long
Lindsay Thies
38:35
Innovative
Jessica Zeiss
38:36
flexible
Heather Richey
38:36
interesting
Maartje Nolan
38:36
Exciting
Vicki Casarett
38:37
frustrating
Susan Brodsky
38:38
adventurous
Elizabeth Schmitt
38:38
exhausting
Shannon Johnson
38:40
unpredictable
Christina D'Emma
38:40
intimate
Sasha Belliveau
38:40
Weedy
Sarah Heilbronner
38:40
Motivation????
Todd Cherches
38:40
Satisfying
Anne Hering
38:41
too much sitting
Barbara Helfrick
38:41
innovative
Tziri Lamm
38:42
Getting easier
Margit Henry
38:43
connecting
Brittany Kelley
38:43
overwhelming
Jessica Madden
38:43
grounding
Sheri Goldstein
38:43
Distracting
Margaret Webster
38:44
exhausting
Gina Perry
38:44
Insane!
Stefanie Jochman
38:44
Too quiet
Joy Docherty
38:45
daunting
Rama Janamanchi
38:46
Learning
Kate Sims
38:47
longing
Kelly Janis
38:48
relentless
Artemis Preeshl
38:48
Creole Shakespeare
Cynthia Bader
38:50
"Necessity is the Mother_____ of invention."
Liz Campbell
38:50
Lack off connection
Miguel Zavala
38:50
creative
Kate Eastwood Norris
38:50
wack-a-doo
Melissa Minjares
38:51
persistent
Gerry Fraser
38:51
Unfolding
Philip Levien
38:52
Engaging.
Jodi Posner
38:52
novel
Kimberly O'Hara Nunez
38:52
hyper-scheduled
Alyson Catalan
38:52
challenging
Laurie Simpson
38:53
Written feedback and more written feedback
Richetta Coelho-Tooley
38:54
Thinking outside the box on steroids
Melissa Minjares
38:55
flexible
Jennifer Ehlers
38:58
disheartening
James Brooks
39:00
exhilarating!
Laurie Simpson
39:08
surprisingly contented introvert
Pam Webb
39:08
Had to learn how create video lessons
Karen May Healey
39:14
Talking to myself!!
Jessica Madden
39:23
tech-overload
Stephanie Lewis
39:25
sad
Maria Stojanova
39:26
overwhelming
Carolyn Kintisch
39:44
is the Macbeth watch party actually a staging of the play? Which version?
Lisa Montalbano
39:58
fascinating
Heather Richey
40:05
It’s really hard trying to be passionate about literature and having a screen of teenagers staring back at me. The dynamics are just totally different. It’s not even that they’re disengaged, their faces just don’t reflect what they normally would.
Joy Docherty
40:05
@Caroyln, I believe it’s the staged Folger edition- it’s amazing!
James Brooks
40:35
I miss seeing my students!
Jennifer Ehlers
40:43
@Heather at least you have students to look at
Melissa Minjares
40:43
enlightening -- I realize that I usually get so much feedback from those bodies in my room
Carolyn Kintisch
41:27
Thank you Joy. I'll be sure to watch.
Todd Cherches
41:32
The key to success is replicating the in-person experience as much as possible. Regardless of the format, it needs to be interactive, experiential, engaging, relevant...and fun!
Christine Shugrue
42:02
Letting go of a lot of ego ..soooo true
Liz Campbell
42:29
Same here with the student-teacher. It’s been tough, but kind of interesting at the same time.
Maria Stojanova
42:41
It's tough on student teachers too
Cynthia Bader
42:43
Letting go of ego = great chance to role-model (not that I love role-modeling mistakes and imperfection) - but I teach perfectionist girls, so it's important.
Heather Richey
42:57
Noelle raised her hand!
Susan Brodsky
43:23
I agree with Tziri Lamm
Folger Education
43:23
Thanks Heather!
Sheri Goldstein
43:26
Not being tech savvy makes this so difficult
Deborah Gascon
43:42
I’ve enjoyed showing and proving to the world that teachers are AMAZING and flexible and can change and do new things and be effective and do all the things!
Folger Education
44:04
Cynthia would you mind sharing next?
Susan Brodsky
44:10
Love the resources that have been put out there, like Folger!
Susan Brodsky
44:56
Love how creative I have to be.
Maria Stojanova
45:06
It forces the group to get right at what is most important
Elizabeth Schmitt
46:01
@Pam Webb I'm working on Caesar too
Karen May Healey
46:16
Really enjoying learning with my kids!
Maria Stojanova
46:40
and they're teaching me so much about this new way of reading and teaching and learning
Pam Webb
47:07
To Elizabeth: I miss showing the play to students! I have a copy of the Globe production and it's great!
Stefanie Jochman
47:26
YES, Jess—forgiveness is so important!
Elizabeth Schmitt
47:50
I have that. I may actually get to retrieve it from school tomorrow without risk of a fine
Susan Corby
47:59
I get to be the person who is single-handedly designing the lessons that all 9th grade teachers in my district are using for Macbeth. It's daunting, to say the least. It's also one of my favorite plays, and it's so hard to pare it down to 60-90 minutes per week!
Maartje Nolan
48:00
I can hear but can't see person speaking. Am I alone.
Laurie Simpson
48:35
I love that I found Folger and this group even though I am not teaching Macbeth for another 3 weeks. I have time to take in all of the great ideas of other teachers and ruminate before it's show time.
Christina D'Emma
48:37
The Globe is streaming R&J for two weeks
Joy Docherty
48:52
I believe they’re also streaming Hamlet…
Melissa Minjares
49:18
Here's the link for Romeo & Juilet
Melissa Minjares
49:21
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSAlPJ0FG_0
Maria Stojanova
49:35
Just watched Hamlet, it was fantastic!
Jessica Madden
49:53
Ghost Boys is a great YA novel! Good choice.
Margaret Webster
49:59
What is flip grid?
Heather Richey
50:17
Kids can make brief recordings of themselves.
Gerry Fraser
50:18
Watching Hamlet where?
Maria Stojanova
50:18
Ditto: Ghost Boys
Maria Stojanova
50:55
FlipGrid uses Google Classrooms to be essentially a video response and it feels like a social media platform
Jennifer Ehlers
51:01
@Vickie where in Ohio?
Laurie Simpson
51:27
My district disabled their Chromebook cameras. Flipgrid is such a great way to maintain the classroom community. Not all students have iPhones to record and upload.
Joy Docherty
51:27
@Gerry- I just looked and couldn’t find it…maybe I was mistaken or it expired already…Sorry!
Joy Docherty
51:32
Hamlet^
Vickie Shurelds
52:04
Lima, Ohio
Jennifer Ehlers
52:21
I'm in Cincinnati. Just wondering.
Laurie Simpson
52:26
Love the pets idea!!
Christina D'Emma
52:27
I just started using flipgrid—it’s great for students to do 5 minute and under recitations https://info.flipgrid.com/
Anne
52:45
Cinti too, Jennifer!
Jennifer Ehlers
53:09
Anne? where do you teach?
Paula Benner
53:09
Bye. I have another meeting now. Paula
Randall Findlay
53:18
@Gerry @Joy. Pretty sure that "Hamlet" "expired" on Sunday. UP now is "Romeo and Juliet."
Anne
53:22
HCESC
Anne
53:27
You?
Anne Hering
53:30
I’m actually ED Director at Orlando Shakes
Joy Docherty
53:42
shucks…I missed it! Oh well, looks like they’ll have to get another donation from me in form of a DVD sale. lol
Susan Brodsky
53:45
I used the image-hashtag assignment this week that you recommended with Folger Express.
Jennifer Ehlers
53:48
CPS - Spencer
Anne Hering
53:50
different Anne
Cynthia Bader
53:53
Love FlipGrid!
Anne
54:06
Are you a GIS too, Jennifer?
Jennifer Ehlers
54:20
Working on it!
Anne
54:41
Say at XU, please.
Jennifer Ehlers
55:16
Not yet. That's my next step! Let's connect.
Folger Education
55:27
Love it, @Susan Brodsky! Let us know how it goes.
Maria Stojanova
56:19
I want to hear more about how you're assessing students
Susan Brodsky
56:22
So far, so good!!
Liz Campbell
56:46
Our grades are Pass/Fail for quarter 4. That makes it so much more manageable for students and teachers.
Maria Stojanova
57:08
YAAAS LIZ!!!
Joy Docherty
57:22
Our grades for MP3 were P/F and we’re fairly certain they’ll be P/F for MP4. Our governor (NY) also cancelled all state exams, so it’s making things much easier...
Jennifer Ehlers
57:41
My district is Pass/Incomplete, no F.
Heather Richey
57:43
High school and middle school kids in our district will get either their Q3 grades or higher. They cannot fall below that grade.
Susan Brodsky
57:44
LOVE MACBETH!!
Liz Campbell
57:47
Woohoo! Yes, no state tests here either. (I’m in Maryland.)
Susan Brodsky
58:02
MOST SCHOOLS HERE ARE HEADING TOWARD PASS/FAIL.
Gerry Fraser
58:31
I am new here and I am looking for a way to bring Shakespeare to my students because I am passionate about WS. I am curious about the geography of the group. I am from Victoria, BC, Canada. How would you use Flipgrid with Macbeth.
Tziri Lamm
58:39
We are using letter grades instead of numbers.
Vickie Shurelds
58:44
No state test in Ohio, either
Susan Brodsky
59:05
No state tests in NY
Elizabeth Schmitt
59:24
No Harm Not lower than Q3 UNLESS they do nothing, plus no exams
Laurie Simpson
59:26
I am doing mostly asynchronous instruction with screencasts with office hours for one hour every day, as well as the occasional optional class discussion, but we are not studying a text right now; we are doing a research project. When I start Macbeth, I hope we can have some whole-class meetings for choral reading, etc.
Heather Richey
59:50
Our kids can do NOTHING and still get an A if that’s what they got in Q3. :/
Maartje Nolan
59:56
Students with ADD ADHD struggle with online - either in a classroom setting or home.
Gina Perry
01:00:20
Jennifer, Benton harbor is on the same schedule for grading. Everything is "enrichment" and less than half my kids are trying to improve their grades and the majority have D's. I teach in an alternative school and it does make a difference.
Folger Education
01:00:23
If you are unable to see the text, you can hide the thumbnail video
Joy Docherty
01:00:32
@Maartje- yes! My SWDs are struggling- they’re doing their best and are trying, but the learning is not the same by a long shot
Janine Searcy
01:00:33
I'm from Cobb County Georgia and our on campus classes ended on 3/13. Since that time, we were advised that we need to encourage our student to continue with their studies but their grades cannot fall below the grades on record on 3/13.
Liz Campbell
01:02:06
You can do Google Cloud on Canvas
Laurie Simpson
01:02:55
There were conversations about pass/fail, but we are grading as usual.
Gerry Fraser
01:03:20
Does anyone have students read aloud parts in plays? using flipgrid or zoom or other
Leanne Mann
01:03:29
Oregon is pass/fail
Maria Stojanova
01:04:02
We have to remember that they are also learning in a time of crisis and experience trauma. They have to first survive and then read Shakespeare
Gerry Fraser
01:04:10
Is Promptbook an app?
Jennifer Ehlers
01:04:13
@Gerry I'm doing that tomorrow for my Bard Birthday Party
Gerry Fraser
01:04:22
How?
Maria Stojanova
01:04:37
This Promptbook is really awesome!
Jessica Zeiss
01:04:43
@Gerry: not yet, but I think I’m going to try doing that and putting the videos together consecutively to put it together like a scene… like for R & J I’m going to assign each student a line from the prologue to record and Flipgrid has a feature to put the videos together
Christina D'Emma
01:05:31
@Gerry. My students are reciting poems/sonnets on flipgrid. It’s great to us for monologues as well
Jennifer Ehlers
01:05:39
@Gerry Google Meet. I will put a scene on the screen and have volunteers. We've finished Shakespeare for the year, so they're familiar with the text.
Beverly Quinn
01:05:52
Much Ado from NYC Free Shakespeare in the Park is fantastic! You can find it on YouTube. Summer 2019 with whole cast of people of color.
Erica Varo
01:05:57
I love these ideas! I go right back into my "classroom" and try things, and it's very helpful. Thank you
Heather Richey
01:06:22
This is amazing.
Stephanie Pease
01:06:25
lol
Alyson Catalan
01:06:25
haha love the video!!!
Laurie Simpson
01:06:28
Love it!
Karen May Healey
01:06:30
Love it!
Melissa Minjares
01:06:32
love it!!!
Jennifer Ehlers
01:06:33
That's hysterical!! Love it!
Todd Cherches
01:06:39
Creative and fun -- love it!
Janine Searcy
01:06:39
Too funny!
Leanne Mann
01:06:40
What an awesome video
Jenny Fisher
01:06:41
absolutely fabulous!
Pam Webb
01:06:41
Duncan has donuts! Awesome!!
Margaret Webster
01:06:42
hilarious! I love it
Kimberly O'Hara Nunez
01:06:42
Fantastic! I love it!
Margit Henry
01:06:44
awesome video!
Kate Sims
01:06:44
I LOVE it!!!
Tziri Lamm
01:06:44
Will this be on the site? I want to show it to my students. That’s awesome!
Cynthia Bader
01:06:48
:-D :-D :-D
Brittany Kelley
01:06:51
Amazing video! The students must have loved this!
Miguel Zavala
01:06:54
GREAT!
Joy Docherty
01:06:57
AWESOME!!! and I love it even more b/c I had a student last year who kept calling Duncan “Dunkin’ Donuts”!
Richetta Coelho-Tooley
01:06:59
hilarious!
Kate Sims
01:07:00
Yes, please share the video!
Christine Shugrue
01:07:08
laughter is really important right now
Folger Education
01:07:08
Yes, this will be on our Teaching During COVID19 page Thursday evening.
Gina Perry
01:07:10
Awesome!
Cynthia Bader
01:07:10
Cheesy is good! We need cheesy in these times!
Tricia Politte
01:07:21
Bravo to Dunkin!
Susan Brodsky
01:07:22
Please post it so we can use it
Stefanie Jochman
01:08:02
Love the idea of “seeing” a speech through the speaker’s eyes!
Jenny Fisher
01:08:12
what program did you use to make it?
Jenny Fisher
01:08:28
thanks!
Brittany Kelley
01:08:28
Humor is a great tool right now for connecting with students!
Gerry Fraser
01:08:38
I love seeing students doing videos and have hundreds that I have done with students when I am in the classroom, but now in this form I am not sure.
Susan Brodsky
01:08:44
never used imovie
Pam Webb
01:09:18
iMovie is so much fun for students and is very user friendly--highly recommend
Joy Docherty
01:09:20
@Susan- if you have a MacBook, it’s super easy to use! IT’s an apple program
Madonna Green
01:09:45
I can't unmute myself to ask a question.'
Todd Cherches
01:09:50
I love the creativity, and the use of visual thinking and visual communication to get students to "see" what we're saying! Visuals serve to enhance Attention, Comprehension, and Retention.
Tziri Lamm
01:09:55
I usually do this as part of my intro.
Gerry Fraser
01:10:14
Unmute in the bottom of your screen left hand side
Susan Brodsky
01:10:17
Awesome story map!
Margaret Webster
01:10:24
love this!
Jessica Madden
01:11:14
Ok, when you have to teach 5 acts in 6 weeks, are you having them watch/read the play in full first? Or, take it one act at a time. (That’s the usual classroom way I’ve taught R&J). Now that we’re teaching remote, are you all showing film versions up front?
Heather Richey
01:11:16
Where do you have kids share/comment on the work?
Joy Docherty
01:11:29
When you’re done w/ this- I have a question regarding a specific lesson/scene with Macbeth
Liz Campbell
01:12:37
How are you having them watch film versions? My district won’t let us due to potential copyright issues. :(
Heather Richey
01:12:50
How Clint Eastwood.
Melissa Minjares
01:13:56
Many copyright owners have relaxed or suspended their rights during this limited quarantine experience
Joy Docherty
01:14:03
I also have a question regarding using film versions when we get to it
Greta Brasgalla
01:14:41
OMG lady Macbeth!!!!
Joy Docherty
01:14:47
LADY MAC!!!!
Deborah Gascon
01:15:02
Saw her as Hamlet in Santa Cruz! FABULOUS!
Gerry Fraser
01:15:26
Wow!
Jessica Zeiss
01:32:14
bits of thinking / realization coming at one time
Maria Stojanova
01:37:46
Luv2te@ch
Cynthia Bader
01:38:00
Does Kate visit classrooms?!?
Gerry Fraser
01:39:23
Where are you Kate that you can visit classes?
Liz Dixon
01:39:33
Love the idea of embracing Zoom as a setting!
Cynthia Bader
01:39:47
@Liz Dixon: Yes!
Anne
01:40:00
Seems like she proved she can do it by Zoom!
Anne
01:40:08
Sign me up!
Gina Perry
01:40:28
Wow, using that idea with Hamlet, and R & G
Margaret Webster
01:40:30
Kate, my students LOVE your performance as Lady Macbeth!
Janine Searcy
01:40:35
Great idea!
Margaret Webster
01:40:45
I show the Folger film every year.
Gerry Fraser
01:41:18
I must leave... thank you so much! You are awesome Kate.
Stephanie Pease
01:41:32
Ben and David Crystal on youtube do a good video of OP
Beverly Quinn
01:42:22
Love it! Shakespeare has Zoom capability!
Stephanie Pease
01:42:32
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYiYd9RcK5M
Laurie Simpson
01:42:49
I WISH my kids' Chromebook cameras were not disabled. :(
Cynthia Bader
01:43:06
Hmmm... What would Shakespeare do with Zoom if he had it? Fun thoughts.
Anne
01:43:40
Just like Hamilton
Cynthia Bader
01:43:56
I hear America singing...
Philip Levien
01:44:17
Kate…wonderful acting…wonderful ideas..thank you!
Joy Docherty
01:44:17
Oh, don’t mention Hamilton…had tickets to that over Memorial Day Weekend :( :( lol
Heather Richey
01:44:18
No questions, but THANK YOU, Kate!
Robin Henry
01:44:55
Thank you--I am sorry, I forgot about Eastern time and I was late. :(
Kimberly O'Hara Nunez
01:45:36
Thank you for a great program tonight! I have to go back to student meetings.
Elizabeth Schmitt
01:46:10
It would be creepy for Othello to disappear from his Zoom and show up in Desdemonas at the end
Robin Henry
01:46:30
really creepy...
Kate Sims
01:46:32
Omg, I love that idea!
Cynthia Bader
01:46:33
Bye, Kimberly@
Karen May Healey
01:47:07
Such a great session!! Love the ideas! Thank you!
Joy Docherty
01:47:29
THANK YOU!!!
Liz Campbell
01:47:40
Thank you! That was great!
Richetta Coelho-Tooley
01:47:41
Thank you!
Margaret Webster
01:47:50
And she is amazing!
Margit Henry
01:47:55
Thank you so very much, for this wonderful experience playing with the lines
Melissa Minjares
01:48:08
Thanks -- that was great!!
Beverly Quinn
01:48:09
Thank you!
Cynthia Bader
01:48:15
Story of ALL our lives, Kate! :-D
Christina D'Emma
01:48:15
Thank you!
Barbara Helfrick
01:48:35
As a theater teacher and an English teacher, that was fantastic for me! Learned a lot.
Laurie Simpson
01:49:08
I am thinking of doing a TikTok crown toss from Duncan to Macbeth to Malcolm to Fleance (or 8 different descendants of Banquo) to Charles I.
Liz Campbell
01:49:26
I love that @Laurie!
Jennifer Ehlers
01:49:35
@Laurie Love that idea!!
Vicki Casarett
01:49:41
I find it very helpful. This is my weekly therapy.
Liz Dixon
01:49:45
Oh, that is so funny Laurie!
Kate Eastwood Norris
01:49:46
Thanks everyone. I’m glad it seemed useful!
Stephanie Pease
01:49:48
I look forward to this every week! Not only does it help with my planning for students but it’s good for my own well-being lol
Joy Docherty
01:49:51
Continue, yes! We go until the end of June- even if it’s play-specific every week, I’m still learning and applying to my classes
Elizabeth Schmitt
01:49:58
Thanks everyone
Cynthia Bader
01:50:04
Continue. It is feeding our souls and our laughter!
Jenny Fisher
01:50:09
ditto on @Joy
Heather Richey
01:50:16
Please kiss that sweet baby for me <3
Joy Docherty
01:50:16
And I love the positivity and support- it helps so much getting through it all
Beverly Quinn
01:50:17
ditto
Laurie Simpson
01:50:18
Assessment is a big question, but it's such a buzz kill in these lively conversations. Our head of curriculum is a UbD guy and would ask, "What are the learning objectives and what concepts/skills are the students demonstrating and what is the assessment?" He is all Higgins/McTighe about differentiating between activities and assessment.
Pam Webb
01:50:19
Play specific meetings are very helpful.
Margaret Webster
01:50:22
yes, continue! Thank you!!
Jennifer Ehlers
01:50:24
Thanks, Kate!!
Maria Stojanova
01:50:24
THANK YOU!!!
Jane Tracy
01:50:26
Thank you!
Melissa Minjares
01:50:28
maybe more opportunities to just talk to each other? So a Happy Hour chat? .
Todd Cherches
01:50:32
Happy Shakespeare's BD to all! :)
Jodi Posner
01:50:35
Thank you for your time and amazing session! Thanks, Kate! We love you as Lady Macbeth.
Margit Henry
01:50:37
How do I connect with the R&J group?
Cynthia Bader
01:50:38
Breakout rooms?
Laurie Simpson
01:50:38
Thank you!!!! Thank you, Kate!
Jessica Madden
01:50:40
7 weeks to go. This was exactly what I needed to get excited about teaching Shakespeare online.
Lisa Montalbano
01:50:44
I would like to see ways to do pieces of the plays rather than the whole play. Like this section from As You Like it and sister texts to compare it to.
Carolyn Kintisch
01:50:49
what's the topic for next week>
Kate Sims
01:50:49
Thank you all! So many fabulous ideas!!!
Liz Dixon
01:50:55
For people that want the Dunkin' Donuts video, it's on my twitter. @MsDixonary
Todd Cherches
01:50:56
I agree re: breakout discussions.
Shannon Johnson
01:50:57
Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas--not just for our current situation but for (hopefully) when we are back to sharing a physical classroom next fall. These sessions are such a highlight!
Laurie Simpson
01:51:18
Correction: James I!
Lisa Montalbano
01:51:24
Thank you!
Anne
01:51:27
Thanks a million!
Joy Docherty
01:51:27
Bye! Thank you and happy Shakes birthday!