Teacher, Teacher Category

Many of us at Avidly are lucky enough to find ourselves, pretty often, in front of rooms of students. What has happened in your classroom that’s surprised you by its effectiveness or lack thereof?

The Growth of A Year

I troop forth replenish’d with supreme power, one of an average unending procession, Inland and sea-coast we go, and pass all boundary lines, Our swift ordinances on their way over the whole earth, The blossoms we wear in our hats the growth of thousands of years.   Eleves, I salute you! come forward! Continue your…

“Clueless” and the Father of Little Women

Does Clueless make an argument about the ideals of American education? As if! Amy Heckerling’s 1995 Clueless tells the story of 15-year-old Cher Horowitz and her misadventures. Loosely based on Jane Austen’s Emma, the film substitutes Beverly Hills for Yorkshire, high school classes for the class-based vitriol of high society, and the presumptuous naiveté of an indulged American teen girl…