Category Archives: Education

  1. Rethinking Shakespeare’s 5-act Structure

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    June 14, 2018 by bhjames78

    For most of my twelve years teaching high school English, I’ve taught a lesson on the 5-act structure of Shakespeare’s …
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  2. CATE Conference 2018

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    March 29, 2018 by bhjames78

    A few weeks ago, Liz and I flew down to San Diego for our second CATE (California Association of Teachers …
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  3. Trolls, Moana, and Joseph Campbell: A Post About Why I Don’t Rope Anymore, and How I Will Again

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    August 13, 2017 by bhjames78

    Month before last, I read Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces.   I even posted on this blog, …
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  4. This is What Happens When Two English Teachers Raise a Child

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    June 27, 2017 by bhjames78

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO ENGLISH TEACHERS RAISE A CHILD:   4-year-old, to preschool teacher, upon arrival Monday morning: …
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  5. Teaching Native Son by Richard Wright, Part Three

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    June 15, 2017 by bhjames78

    The third part of my post on teaching Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, is up at Method to the Madness: Creating …
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  6. Teaching “Native Son” by Richard Wright, Part Two (Point of View)

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    March 25, 2017 by bhjames78

    The second part of my post on teaching Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, is up at Method to the Madness: Creating …
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  7. CATE Conference 2017: Creating Critical Thinkers through the Study of Literature

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    February 26, 2017 by bhjames78

    Two Fridays ago (February 17th),  Liz and I attended the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) Conference in Santa Monica, …
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