Tag Archives: @amyrass

March 14

Aim Higher: It Isn’t About Passing a Test by Amy Rasmussen

I asked students to do a quick “whip” around the room and tell everyone what they were reading. I got the term from Penny Kittle, and it’s the best way I’ve found to get a fast Status of the Class.   I pointed to the back left table, and one student after another called out […]

Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray – Review by Amy Rasmussen

I admit it. I am a Shakespeare fan. I think he’s the be-all and end-all, really. My favorite classes in college involved breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the Bard as I worked to analyze his craft. However, in my teaching career, I often look toward Shakespeare with a lean and hungry look as I pass […]