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Category Archives: Education
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Hello, educator! Today is Wednesday and while that might be just the middle of the week for you, for comic fans, this is the most important day because new comic books are out today. You do know about comic books, … Continue reading
Apprehensive teachers There are many who are hesitant to use popular culture in the classroom. White and Walker explain that: “Some teachers simply refuse to recognize the importance of popular culture in the lives of students. Rather, they see it … Continue reading
The Pop Culture Classroom Up to this point, my arguments have remained in the realm of purely theoretical justifications for the inclusion of pop culture in the classroom. While the intentions of course level expectations and state standards may be … Continue reading
Justification Before we can define popular culture, perhaps we should consider the purpose of the high school English classroom. Our education system is defined by practicality and so long as a subject allows for students to develop practical skills, then … Continue reading
My mind has been in a state of existential crisis and I have Diane Ravitch to blame. In her book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, she details the government’s failure to adequately standardize curriculum nationally … Continue reading
Allan Bloom was perhaps the most vehemently anti-pop culture person ever, and this was my critique of his book. The picture of my cat was included because he is so cute! Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy … Continue reading
Becoming an English teacher was never a difficult decision for me. I’ve always loved literature and I’ve had a notebook in my backpack for writing short stories since I was in eighth grade, so sharing my passion for English has … Continue reading
It’s been two weeks since the National Writing Project conference in Orlando, so this might not be timely, but this is a subject that has taken me some time to work my way through (and even now, I’m not so … Continue reading