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Ms. Briskin
Jorge asks Ishmael Beah for an autograph at The Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights Dinner in June
Welcome to Ms. Briskin's wep page!
IB 11  Standard Level 1 Literature and Performance
IB 12  Higher Level 2 English
Room Number: 217
Phone: 668-7428

B. A. in English from the University of Michigan
Masters in Education; St. Thomas University
MFA in Creative Writing; Hamline University

I have taught at Southwest High School since 1993.
Samples of Previous Student Work:
Talking Suitcases project done with Seniors in  Spring 2011.  The project was funded with an Arts for Academic Achievement grant. I worked with artist Susan Armington and filmaker Justin Schell. Here is the Vimeo Video: 

Commercials made with Ms. NIte and Ms. Briskin's 12th grade seniors 
Click here for example 1

Click here for example 2

Click here for example 3


Here are Poetry videos the  senior students made with Ms. Briskin and her student-teacher Ms. Nelson in the fall of 2010. 
Please click on different courses for syllabus and description of class.
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