Though certainly not an exhaustive list, the following sources (published 2012-2018) have been instrumental in shaping our NCTE 2018 panel presentation, “Raising (Critical) Voices: Preparing Teachers for Critical Pedagogies in the ELA Classroom.” By sharing this list, we hope these resources also might help others think through the challenges of teaching critically in the 21st … Continue reading NCTE 2018: Critical Literacy Resources
Part One: Imagining New Worlds When teaching speculative fiction in the high school or undergrad classroom, it can be difficult to get students to “transfer” the experiences of fictional characters off the page and into the real-world contexts of their own lived experiences—especially with a novel as complex as China Mieville’s The City & The … Continue reading NCTE 2016: Teaching Speculative Fiction
Sharing my syllabus for this fall's ENG 341: Adolescent Literature course
Some musings on TENDER BUTTONS from 2011 -- many of which I now find kinda' silly.
Info and handouts from my presentation ("'Literature as Equipment for Living': Teaching the Texts of the 2010s") at this past weekend's ALA conference.
I wrote this. It won an award. Ergo, you should read it.