Romeo, Juliet, and the Suicide Discussion

Romeo & Juliet is often a teen's first introduction to Shakespeare. This is a logical decision given that the two protagonists are quintessential teens. It gives the students someone to relate to. However, in recent years we have become more aware of how portraying suicide within the media effects young people suffering from depression. The … Continue reading Romeo, Juliet, and the Suicide Discussion

Scholar Out in the World: Romeo & Juliet Presented by Globe Actor

It's not often that we get the opportunity to see an actor from Shakespeare's Globe in London here in Cincinnati, Ohio, but we had that opportunity today. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company invited Scott Brooksbank from the Globe to present interactive retellings of Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth. I was fortunate enough to attend one of the … Continue reading Scholar Out in the World: Romeo & Juliet Presented by Globe Actor

Multitasking World

More and more today, families are becoming multitaskers. I read an article in one of my classes about how it seems as though success is determined by how busy we are. As children get more and more activities added to their schedules, how can we keep them from being overwhelmed? I think I have a … Continue reading Multitasking World

Educating Child Consumers

There is no mistake that today we are in a consumer society. In order to participate in the world, we have to spend, we have to purchase. What does this mean for our children? Can we make them understand that the purpose of the advertisements they see is to get them to buy? When can … Continue reading Educating Child Consumers