Arts + Letters

Unsure How To Explicate a Text? Let T.I. Explain It Perfectly

Analyzing texts is a core skill in school and life. But can be really difficult for students and teachers get…

ELA + Technology = You MUST See This

Look no further for guidance on how to integrate technology into English classrooms. A commission of ELA and tech experts…

Listen: The Digital Age Really Isn’t Destroying Reading the Way You Think

Ever hear that reading is in sharp decline as social media and digital devices sweep away traditional forms of reading?…

Nominations Now Open for the Best Education Writing of 2018

I walked into a bookstore last week. There were stacks of perennial Best books, but no book called The Best…

You Are Probably Misreading Frost’s ‘Road Not Taken’ Poem, So Says Frost

Oh, what I would give to be teaching high school English right now! After reading this excellent essay in The…

For the Love of Libraries in 35 Photos

Libraries are one of the most important educational institutions throughout the world. Period. Unlike schools, which operate in the crosshairs…

Stop Thinking So Much and Buy the Coffee Mug Thou Always Wanted

When’s the last time you bought something just for yourself, something that would warm your literary heart (and mouth)? I…

A Case for Evicting Lord of the Flies from the Canon? Go On…

The team over at Electric Literature has a series called “Fire the Canon” in which a diverse panel of literati…

An Ode to Teachers of Writing

OK, it’s an open letter, not an ode. But go with it. LitHub is a reliable place to nerd out…

The Author Who Writes with Machine Learning

What happens when an author writes a novel based on how a computer responds to his writing? The New York…

A List of What They Don’t Teach You in School, According to Neil Gaiman

The famed author of Coraline offers his terse and insightful observations on what gets taught in school. And what doesn’t.…

Teach the Literary Art of the Comedy Bit

You someone who appreciates literary structure and craft? Looking for a different way to teach such things? This phenomenal visual…

Yo-Yo Ma on Learning Incrementally. Beautiful.

Want an educational jolt? Watch the first four minutes of Yo-Yo Ma’s Tiny Desk performance, where he follows up his…

Books, Beer, and Oxford Commas

I have to get my hands on one of that print. Great score by nouvelle_ela over on Instagram. My birthday…

Just Blaze: Music Icon and Coding Nerd?

While watching the Netlix show Rapture about Just Blaze‘s rise in the music industry, I was surprised to learn his…

Forget Audible. HiBooks is Like Netflix for Audiobook Lovers

Listening to audiobooks is increasing in popularity. There are some great free options, but if you want more current reading…
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