George Lucas Educational Foundation

Kasey Short

Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

Kasey Short attended UNC-Chapel Hill and earned a bachelor of arts in middle school education with a concentration in English and history. She then went on to earn a master’s of education in curriculum and instruction from Winthrop University. She is currently a sixth-grade language arts and social studies teacher as well as English Department chair at Charlotte Country Day School.


  • Brain-Based Learning

    Study Strategies Beyond Memorization

    Using a metacognitive exercise helps students know what they should and shouldn’t study.
  • Literacy

    Reading Aloud to Middle School Students

    Hearing books read aloud benefits older students, enhancing language arts instruction and building a community of readers.
  • Literacy

    Every Student Can Be a Poet

    Five easy-to-implement strategies to make poetry writing accessible and fun for all students.
  • Critical Thinking

    Establishing a Culture of Questioning

    When students consistently ask meaningful questions, they get comfortable taking the risks that lead to learning.
  • Lesson Plans

    Studying Female Poets to Understand History

    Women have often been omitted from histories, but the work of female poets can give students a needed perspective.
  • Communication Skills

    More Talking in Class, Please

    Strategies for facilitating small group and whole class conversations with students in grades 3 to 12.