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Failure: The Unseen Elephant

Posted by Mary Collins on Jan 26th 2019

I once read that failure is the mother of success, and there's a lot of truth in that. Ask any inventor. Ask any scientist. Ask any successful business person. Ask just about anyone, and they'll tell … read more

The Value Of Teaching Values Through Literature

Posted by Mary Collins on Jan 19th 2019

More than any other classroom teachers, those of us who teach literature have a golden opportunity to teach our students values: things like integrity, respect, ethics, morality, and tolerance. So why … read more

Teaching Character In Lit And In Life

Posted by Mary Collins on Jan 10th 2019

We teach the elements of fiction over and over and over again as we teach novel after novel, and character is certainly an important element of fiction, but do we really take advantage of the opportun … read more

Which Literature Guide Is Right For You?

Posted by Mary Collins on Jan 3rd 2019

We have a lot of teaching guide choices for some of the most popular titles. Deciding which one is best for you can be challenging. Here's a little summary about the products, that might help you:I Ne … read more

A Book To Consider: Hiroshima by John Hersey

Posted by Mary B Collins on Aug 16th 2017

With the current threats of nuclear war hovering in the air, you might want to consider exploring John Hersey's book Hiroshima with your students this fall.Hersey interviewed survivors right after the … read more