Folger Community Conversation: Teaching Literature During COVID-19 - Shared screen with speaker view
Is it possible to know what the play gro u ps are?
Where do we find a link of the play groups? I signed up for Macbeth.
Hi, Irene! A few weeks ago, at teachers' requests, we started play-specific Zooms. Maryam's organizing that whole plan, so I'll let her jump in!
When we multitask, we do nothing well...
Exciting: One of my students wrote and recorded an AMAZING and powerful speech…and submitted it early! He normally turns in work late or not at all.
clinical interns? That’s a unique term of art
Connecting: interfacing with students can be as unpredictable as our internet connectivity. They are often outside their comfort zone, with some positive results and also some genuine concerns.
but hopeful also
do you find that students call in during “office hours” more to talk than to ask for help?
Wow. Improvisation is such a great way to look at it. Especially considering the two rules of improv: “yes, and” and “heighten and explore”
Yes! Providing these resources have saved the “Macbeth” portion of my course!
I was so happy to share Folger Method Express Hamlet with my colleague who teachers seniors. She was thrilled!
Please type the address of the Folger Teaching During COVID-19 site.
I would love to join a play group...what are they? whenever there is time to lmk
I have been a teacher member since its start. It is well worth the membership fee.
Vicki, here’s the website: https://folger.edu/teaching-during-covid-19
@Irene: Macbeth, Midsummer, Hamlet, R & J
May I join Macbeth?
Let's see if it's not too late. Maryam?
Thinking ahead for next fall -- it is likely that many of us will be teaching "remotely" again for at least some of the time. It would be helpful to have some additional resources to help apply the Folger method to many of the other texts we will find ourselves moving through. AND to HELP SPREAD the Folger Method and its Foundational Principles.
Irene, if Maryam doesn't get to jump in here (adorable baby in arms!), feel free to email her at email@example.com to see about MAC group.
Hi, folks. Glad to be here with you all learning. Let's connect! Me: Four. Innovation Advisor / Design coach -- Tech4Equality // Digital (Education) inclusion is my thing. linkedin.com/in/fourhewes. Thanks!
It is very generous of you to do this!
I really like the concept of reimagine, Shannon
I agree. we really have to decide what we want our kids to leave this year with.
Definitely in agreement with Shannon - well said!
The combination of thoughtful people who love literature AND are committed to doing what's best for students -- putting student learning first -- is balm to my soul each week.
I’ve noticed the positivity in these Zoom meetings. The willingness to learn and build off each other makes it such the climate welcoming and fun :)
Couldn’t have said it better @Melissa Minjares!
I’m so focused on multimodal / experiential learning in the classroom that this has been very trying, but also inspiring
I adore the Folger Method. I’m known as the Folger teacher at Princeton. But besides that, I find myself looking at the structure of these meetings as a way to structure my meetings with my classes. It’s a new way of lesson planning
Thanks! Peggy, My name is Four. (I don't give my name to Zoom…)
Yes, Melissa and Jess!
I’d be interested in discussing reading Shakespeare in tandem with other texts
THIS is sooooo exciting ! Brava., Ladies !!!
Website sounds great. Love the idea of short lessons on plays.
See you next week. Thank you for doing this for teachers.
Really looking forward to the new teacher guides
Is there a particular portal for registering as a Teacher Member?
Thanks for asking, Vicki. https://www.folger.edu/teacher-membership
Recycling? Gasp! Old Book Sacrilege
Thanks, everyone. You're fierce and strong and we're cheering you and your students on.
Is there a way to access the previous play meeting sessions?
Thank you all!
Lots of brilliant people in those play groups! I learned so much from the cohort! :)
Can you still join a play specific group next week?