Monthly Archives: November 2018

Tis’ The Season: “Gremlins” and the Power of Horror

One of the joys of my teaching career is that I’ve had the privilege to take my fandom of all things movies and pop culture and translate that into a legitimate study of media literacy all while working to empower … Continue reading

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Multi-literacy and Student Empowerment

As a current Masters of Education student at Queen’s University with a focus on media literacy, my goal is engage in deep learning that will not only let me reflect on practice but also impact and evolve my pedagogy. As … Continue reading

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Media Literacy is a Critical Literacy

Well before I became a teacher, I was in the intellectual minefields of justifying my film studies within the circles of english majors and aspiring political scientists. Although film is without argument the most global industrial art form with an … Continue reading

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Innovation with a Pause: Reflecting on Learning Matters

As part of my Masters of Education program Innovation in Teaching and Learning the most recent task was to develop a Philosophy of Practice. Whereas a Philosophy of Education may be deemed more theoretical and idea driven, the notion of … Continue reading

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Andi Mack: A Parent’s Guide to Season 3 (Thus far).

Earlier this year I wrote a post celebrating Disney’s Andi Mack for its cultural forwardness. From Cyrus growing into his understanding of his own sexuality to Jonah’s struggle with anxiety, the show created by Terri Minisky (of Lizzie McGuire fame) … Continue reading

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