I'm looking for examples of dramatic irony (where the audience knows something that the character doesn't know) to illustrate the concept to a 9th grade literature class. I'd prefer examples from TV shows or movies that they are likely to have seen recently, although popular books might be OK, too.
The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.
My younger brother has just finished tenth grade. His math teacher was a martinet. His math teacher next year might turn out to be one too. How can I help my brother cope with this kind of instructor? [more inside]
I've been given a mythology class to teach, mostly to juniors and seniors (at a public high school in California). Yay! However, the previous teacher won't let me borrow her material, and my mythological education was taking one class in college and a lot self-teaching (thus, there are gaping holes in my knowledge). And so, mefites, hope me figure out the best way to teach this class! [more inside]
How do I support my fourteen-year-old as she learns how to write essays for school? [more inside]
What English-language science fiction books would you recommend I teach to Japanese high school students? [more inside]
I'm teaching a film class for gifted teenagers. I need help thinking of short scenes from films for acting / directing practice. [more inside]
What are some fun classroom activities for middle school students (ages 12-14)? [more inside]
teacherfites: I've been a pretty decent middle school special educator for a few years now, working with all kinds of disabilities but most of my kids have behavioral issues. Not to be overconfident, but want to mention I've been nominated as Teacher of the Year in my state, but more importantly, I've become the go-to confidante for almost all of my students. So far, so good. [more inside]
What exercises or experiences do you remember most from art class when you were a kid? Did you ever have an "aha!" moment, and, if so, what caused it? [more inside]
Crowd control techniques for hundreds of unruly people (teenagers in this case)? More inside... [more inside]