Summer in the City: Teachers-in-Residence Share their Expertise

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Summertime with Ford’s Education means welcoming our new Teachers-in-Residence. This year, we have the good fortune of working with not one, but two incredible educators! This year’s powerful duo will help us better understand teachers’ needs and steer us toward developing and implementing more useful resources and programs.

Using Video to Chart Students’ Oratory Progress

Editor’s Note: In this post, eighth-grade teacher and Ford’s Oratory Fellow Giani Clarkson shares his experiences teaching the art of oratory to his students in Washington, D.C. As we begin a new year, and resolutions abound, taking a look back with students can be insightful. Honoring one’s past is a good thing—not only does it…

The Glass Menagerie: Meet the Characters

Tennessee Williams’s memory play, The Glass Menagerie, focuses solely on the insular world of the Wingfield family. The Wingfield apartment is a confining space in both structure and feeling, and is filled with unrealized hopes and dreams. The portrait of their absentee father hangs on the wall, reminding them daily of their insignificance to the…

Using Historical Fiction as a Teaching Tool

Philosopher and critic Walter Benjamin famously said, “History is written by the victors.” As historical fiction increases in popularity, though, writers of every medium are challenging that maxim and are rewriting history. At the October 1st Teacher Preview Workshop and Performance, we discussed the role historical fiction plays in Jessica Dickey’s play The Guard, as…