About

Once upun a time there was a person who came up with the not so novel idea of creating a blog about teaching in ways that merge the technological and traditional or seek to encourage students to engage with issues, concepts and texts in different ways.   This person also had a penchant for puns, and made the decision to pepper selected posts with pun-filled insights.

While the puns are amusing, they also have application in the classroom.  Puns teach students that language is malleable and fun.  For example, in Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio, who is dying, says, “Look for me tomorrow and you will find me a grave man.”  Here, the pun is on the word “grave” signalling his imminent death.  They also are a good way of helping students to remember key ideas.  For example, when teaching American Civil Rights, once could mention to students that the Montgomery Bus Boycott was triggered when Rosa Parks parked herself on a seat and refused to rise and relinquish that seat to a white man.

This blog is a forum for sharing ideas, recording lesson ideas and learning activities, and chronicling a teaching journey.

2 Responses to “About”

  1. sarah November 15, 2013 at 12:53 am #

    Hi,
    Thanks for your generous resource-sharing in ETM2. This is an impressive creation! We didn’t get much time to explore it in class but I’ll certainly be back here later on. I’ve been wishing to do something like this as well, so it’s just fantastic to see such a professional example.
    All the best with your teaching career!

    • mscwhite November 15, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

      Hi!
      So lovely of you to comment! Please send the link to your blog once it is up and running, I would love to learn from you!

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