June 17, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Get Thee to a Makerspace: A Shakespeare-Themed Festival from SLJ’s 2017 Maker Hero

Shake Fest is a blow-out event Bard-related activities, crafts, and games in Alisha Wilson’s school library.

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A Choose-Your-Own-Path ‘Hamlet’ Comic Gets a Huge Boost via Kickstarter

Cartoonist Ryan North launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to finance a choose-your-own-path version of Hamlet that ultimately raised $220,000.

Yo, Hamlet! Using Hip Hop With Your Students

How one teacher uses hip-hop to unlock the classics

It’s not often that an English teacher working with poor inner-city kids ends up at the White House. But that’s exactly where Alan Sitomer was on April 26—standing in the Oval Office, cracking jokes and shaking hands with President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura.

Sitomer and 53 other State Teachers of the Year were invited to Washington, DC, to attend a Rose Garden ceremony honoring their hard work and dedication. But […]