Monthly Archives: November 2007

No flying, no tights.

I am beginning to prepare a workshop on graphic novels in the classroom with the afore-mentioned Susan Ma.  We will be presenting at the BCTELA (British Columbia Teachers of English Language Arts) regional conference in Courtney on the Feb district … Continue reading

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Graphic novels: an interview with my friend Susan Ma…

I work with a wonderful person named Susan Ma at Vancouver Kidsbooks. She has studied extensively the genre called ‘graphic novels.’ While she continues to explore the potential of the genre, she also helps me make connections to the classroom … Continue reading

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Gatekeepers: not us anymore…

My previous post wasn’t quite out of my head when I read David Warlick’s most recent entry to his blog, titled: “The question of authority.” His response to a question that was posed regarding authority in study content contributes to … Continue reading

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People before technology?

This may not be a topic someone with an education blog would write about but some days I can’t stop wondering… Sometimes I wonder whether we need to focus so much on the new digital technologies in every classroom. Don’t … Continue reading

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Slow blogging

On the same lines as my previous post, here’s a link to a post Barbara Ganley made just over a year ago. I just came across it and I like the connection she draws between the slow food movement and … Continue reading

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Nerve endings on fire

Barbara Ganley has been reflecting on her students’ adventures, this past semester, as they were asked to experience life as a writer. This kind of learning journey is expected in a first year writing class but her students are asked, … Continue reading

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Novel Study 2.0

Historically, one reason for mass public education was to expose all children to a series of common experiences, thereby creating and solidifying a common culture. This common culture is a foundation of patriotism and nationalistic spirit – generally speaking – … Continue reading

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