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To Teach Kindness: The Dilemma
This year, as you know, I decided to use dystopian literature as the vehicle to discuss making the world a kinder place. To use it as a backdrop upon which to (More)
Transitions and Their Illusive Truth
They say that senior year should be different: More like college: Less like a box. I listened; I responded; they imploded. What is our truth? W (More)
Pain or pleasure?
  1984 and Brave New World explore the idea of control (motivation), one through pain, one through pleasure. For the protagonists in both, Winston and (More)
Truth and Reality
When I worked in the Title I schools, schools in poverty, the purpose, aka - truth, of teaching was crystal clear. Give them the skills to graduate, get into the college of their choice, and graduate from said college in no less than six years or liv (More)
Control in Dystopia and Now?
This idea of control through pain or pleasure will be exciting to examine as it relates to the reality of my students' world. Which are we, 1984 or Brave New (More)
Dystopian Words - Educational or Destructive?
Great Courses offers a course on Utopian and Dyst (More)