Tag Archives: Hamlet

Public Speaking: Where do you learn to speak in public?

Socrates: “But perhaps Rhetoric has been getting too roughly handled by us, and she might answer: What amazing nonsense you are talking! As if I forced any man to learn to speak in ignorance of the truth! Whatever my advice … Continue reading

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Which books have influenced you?

“The personal essay is a peculiar form of literature, entirely different from critical essays… It is a species of writing somewhat akin to autobiography or firelight conversation; where the writer takes the reader entirely into his confidence, and chats pleasantly … Continue reading

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Incredible Milestone! Eight Hundred Thousand Site Visits! Thank You!

Dear reader(s), Today is a unique milestone. I’m celebrating 800 thousand site visits! That’s a mind-boggling number for a blog about education, and I am thrilled to be able to share it with you, the people who come back, time … Continue reading

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Education Crisis in Chile: The Next Act

If William Shakespeare were alive today, living in Chile, and writing one of his plays, he would surely be considering if the next act of the “Education Crisis in Chile” would bring more tragic events. After all, so far we’ve … Continue reading

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Malcolm X Debates at Oxford: Classic Rhetorical Moves: To Be or Not to Be

Malcolm X participated in a classic debate at Oxford Union, a special all university organization as part of Oxford University in England. The debate took place December 3, 1964. He speaks in favor of the motion that “extremism in the … Continue reading

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#ELTChat: Pronunciation Dreams #CCK11

“Make sure to work on their pronunciation.” That was one of my key assignments as I began my job last year. Except how was I going to do that? I mean, I know I’m a model, that many, if not … Continue reading

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To Be Or Not To Be: Time To Teach Teens

Below, you will recognize Hamlet’s famous soliloquy (3.1), from William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”. How did I use it for a 55 minute class with 3 teens? First, the part of the soliloquy that I used: To be or not to be, … Continue reading

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