Author Archives: Anthony_Perrotta

The Us in Jordan Peele’s “US”

This weekend I once again indulged in the horror sensibilities of Jordan Peele. Like with Get Out two years ago, I needed to see US twice opening weekend with the promise of further viewings. Now with his second directorial effort, … Continue reading

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#SelfReg: An Inquiry Reflection

Over the course of my learning as a student in the Master’s of Education course “Self-Regulated Inquiry,” at Queen’s University, the realization that goal setting is an enabler of self-regulation was most pressing. It was with this critical new knowledge … Continue reading

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With Self-Regulation Intention Matters.

In my current Master’s of Education course amply titled “Self Regulation Inquiry,” there has been a number of pressing moments of realization that speaks to both my teaching and student learning. What I thought I knew about Self-Regulation as a … Continue reading

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From Input to Output: #Medialiteracy is a Critical Literacy

This past Friday I had the unique and privileged opportunity to facilitate a workshop for a group of Toronto Catholic District School Board colleagues. In coming together as part of a self-directed professional development day, it was a humbling experience … Continue reading

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Finding the Success in Failure

Like many high school teachers across Ontario, I’m presently navigating the turbulent seas of culminating activities and final exams. This is an incredibly stressful time of year for students. As students thrive for the best mark possible, I often ask … Continue reading

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What my son taught me about Self-Regulation

Yesterday, I was schooled by my five-year old son. Coming down the stairs early morning yesterday, my son was already in an assertive mood. Always the self-advocate, he expressed how he didn’t want to attend a new sports program I … Continue reading

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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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