Neopronouns in the Classroom

I was perusing my Google News feed when I came across a New York Times article with the title, "What Are Neopronouns?" I'd never heard of a neopronoun before, but it sounded interesting, so I thought it would be a good time to learn about them. Before discussing neopronouns, it's important to define what a … Continue reading Neopronouns in the Classroom

Discussion: James Hurst’s “The Scarlet Ibis”

If there was ever a one-hit wonder when it comes to short stories, James Hurst's "The Scarlet Ibis" is one. Published in 1960 in The Atlantic Monthly, it became a hit and appeared in countless text books. As an English teacher, it's easy to see why. There's a clear theme, tons of beautiful imagery, and, … Continue reading Discussion: James Hurst’s “The Scarlet Ibis”