Tag Archives: Media Literacy

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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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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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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Students and their Meaning

In reading Mark O’Connell’s Watching Skies, a deep personal and critical dive into the films of Steven Spielberg and Star Wars, I was reminded how personal the movie experience can be. As Mark shares personal insights of being “separated” from … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Day of School!

It’s the start of another school year and I can’t believe that it’s been 13 years since I walked into my first classroom as a permanent teacher. The pre-day butterflies I had then have persisted each and every year and … Continue reading

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What does assessment really mean? How do students know if they’re learning?

Since the beginning of the new semester, I had the privileged to collaborate with education officers with the Ministry of Education – Student Achievement Branch with the goal to document student learning as it pertains to media literacy. The goal … Continue reading

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