I Don’t Know How To Teach Literature

I Don’t Know How To Teach Literature

No, that’s not accurate. I can sling the terms around with the best of them: irony, theme, protagonist, point of view…. More difficult, and what I’ve found myself puzzling about over the course of the past week is the question of how I would “teach” kids to tell the difference between literature and its bastard cousins, fiction, popular fiction, or young adult fiction.  One is enjoying a popular resurgence but […]

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#Change11 MOOC: Top Ten (11?) First Impressions

I learned about the #change 11 MOOC from Twitter and decided to give it a try. A MOOC is a “massive open online course,” a loose learning network, and  an experiment to answer critical questions: “How does learning change when formal boundaries are reduced? What is the future of learning? What role with educators play in this future? What types of institutions does society need […]

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