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Teaching Colleagues:

Last month, Peggy O’Brien asked you to send us stories from your classrooms, and your responses have been generous and inspiring: notes about new student-led initiatives promoting dialogue and understanding, lessons using language and literature to teach social justice, reflections on the highest goals of teaching… and more.

That you have shared thoughtful questions, powerful stories, great wisdom, and an unyielding focus on students is no surprise. That is what teachers do. And it is a reminder of the enormous power of YOU, this worldwide Folger teaching community.

We want to hear more from you—and more than that, we want to give you all a chance to hear from one another. For the next few weeks, we’ll be taking those extraordinary emails you’ve been sending us and sharing them on the Teaching Shakespeare! blog. You can read the first in this series, featuring stories from our colleagues Tina and Pam, here.

Then, after that, will you consider writing a blog post for Teaching Shakespeare!?

We mean it. Help us tap into the power and knowledge of this community and include more of your voices on the Folger blog for teachers. If you have teaching ideas or stories that you think your colleagues across the miles will benefit from reading, we would love for you to consider publishing them.

Are you intrigued? Reply directly to this email and we’ll help get you started.

With thanks and admiration,


Corinne Viglietta
Assistant Director of Education
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003