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Thanks for your patience! We’re working hard to launch a new website for Teacher Members of the Folger on July 14th, 2020.

Soon you’ll be able to search for lesson plans, join live-streamed teacher workshops, learn how to teach any complex text, discover groundbreaking scholarship and performances, study primary sources from the Folger vault, explore all kinds of multimedia, and save your favorite resources to your user profile.

Until then, check out our resources at the main site of the Folger Shakespeare Library,

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Join a growing community of Teacher Members working together to help all students fall in love with literature and the power of their own minds.

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Lesson Plans

Explore lesson plans that get students grappling on their own with a wide range of complex texts. Become an expert on teaching anything the Folger way: Hamlet, Lucille Clifton’s poems, In the Time of the Butterflies, primary sources from the Folger vault, A Modest Proposal, Their Eyes Were Watching God, American Moor, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Twelfth Night, The Declaration of Independence, and lots more.

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Professional Development

Teacher Members of the Folger enjoy exclusive access to live-streamed workshops and a video library of on-demand professional development. Watch master classes on teaching Shakespeare plays and webinars on engaging all learners in attentive, thoughtful reading. Meet Folger experts and fellow teachers from across the country and around the world. Join a community working to help all students fall in love with literature and the power of their own minds.

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The Wide World of Folger

Glimpse into the infinite variety of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Dive deep into the content that inspired you to teach it. Be amazed. Folger Teaching has curated a special, just-for-you experience with the world’s largest Shakespeare collection. Come explore the power of performance, the wonder of exhibitions, and the excitement of pathbreaking research.

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What Is the Folger Method?

The Folger Method is a way of teaching complex texts that enables all students to own—and enjoy—the process of reading closely, interrogating texts, discovering language with peers, and contributing to the ongoing human conversation about words and ideas. It is a radical engine for equity that teachers consistently call “transformative.” Learn more about the principles and practices that make up the Folger Method and get started!


Become a Teacher Member

Become a Teacher Member

Join now. Gain full access to Folger Teaching, home to hundreds of resources, and to the wide world of the Folger, a leading institution for humanities research and education.

Teacher Members not only enjoy all the benefits of membership to the Folger Shakespeare Library but also support the work of Folger Education and join a buzzing community of teachers creating the next generation of readers, writers, thinkers, and doers.

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