ERIC Number: EJ810058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Reference Count: 2
Everything I Need to Know about Teaching I Learned from "Beowulf"
Caillouet, Ruth R.
English Journal, v98 n1 p42-46 Sep 2008
Beginning a school year with "Beowulf" seems to set things in their natural order. Students benefit from studying "Beowulf" in ways that their study of other ancient tales such as Greek legends and myths cannot compare. Not only does the tale provide students with an action-packed heroic adventure, but it also demonstrates the power of language and a rich tradition of storytelling. Drawing from the story of "Beowulf," the author provides tips to new and experienced teachers on how to survive their battles--and even win some.
Descriptors: Literature Appreciation, Story Telling, Higher Education, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teachers, College English, English Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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