Author Archives: Anthony_Perrotta

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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Innovation: The Reality of Tech-Enriched Learning

Exploring Innovation: As I continue to be entrenched in my current Masters of Education course (Innovation in Teaching and Learning), the dialogue about how creativity, innovation, teaching and learning can be defined has been on-going. From developing or rather revisiting … Continue reading

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From Prey to Predator: Laurie Transformed

Just yesterday I sat in a darkened movie theatre with over 150 Communications Technology students to watch Halloween (2018). It’s always a treat to sit and watch a horror film with teenagers in a shared space. Unlike most adults who … Continue reading

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Michael Myers and Our Shared Horror

With the release of David Gordon Green’s Halloween (2018) today, I felt inspired to share my love of teaching horror. From a critical media literacy lens, the horror genre provides me with a great opportunity to engage in rich cultural … Continue reading

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