2 Jun

17: Shakespeare on the Playground with educator Mel Ryane

17: Shakespeare on the Playground with educator Mel Ryane
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In this episode, author and educator Mel Ryane discusses her hilarious journey as a volunteer in a public school. From failing miserably at both classroom management and understanding primary students, to succeeding in teaching Shakespeare to the same group of learners, Mel completely transforms an after-school club in a California public school. Mel’s message for all teachers is pretty straightforward: To relate to kids, you must remember what it is like to be a child.

Tips from this episode:

  • Learn why we should allow kids to fail and how failing develops students’ confidence levels
  • Discover how introducing students to the world of Shakespeare connects them to the three main issues in life: power, revenge, and love
  • Explore new ways to add journal writing into your curriculum and how this tool is a highly effective means of student empowerment

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