Category Archives: Media Literacy and Pop Culture

The Incredibles 2: A Parent’s Guide

If you’re a fan of animated films (and not just those produced in Hollywood), then you can deeply appreciate Brad Bird’s recent online rebuttal that animation films are not kid movies. In responding to a fan on social media who … Continue reading

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Deep Learning: Ensuring the “ISU” lives beyond the school and classroom.

A week ago today, on May 30th at Yorkdale Silver City in Toronto, the 4th Annual Ignite digital media showcase of creative works produced in Communications Technology at Chaminade College School came to life. It’s with this culmination of student … Continue reading

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It’s not my Classroom: Reflecting on Cultural Responsive Pedagogy

If you’re a teacher, my sincere hope is that you can appreciate the need to serve students as individuals; recognizing that each child is shaped by a personalized narrative that can very much determine, or at least help shape, their … Continue reading

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Roseanne’s back. Are you watching?

25 million on its second Tuesday; now let’s starting talking. Firstly, I’m an unapologetic fan of the Conner family since the show’s glory days. It’s with my excitement, to not just watch but write about the rival, that I paused … Continue reading

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Parents. Are you watching Andi Mack? You should.

If you’re like me and have young children at home (my daughter is 7 and my son is 4), then you’ve probably heard of, or have at least watched, one episode of Disney’s Andi Mack. If you haven’t, this is … Continue reading

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The Last Jedi & Media Literacy as a Moral Imperative

I write readily about the value of popular culture and media literacy to shape critical discourse amongst students. As students are entrenched within the mediated space, it’s a moral imperative for educators to leverage their sanctum to construct, like media … Continue reading

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JUSTICE LEAGUE & WHAT THE CRITICS GOT WRONG

With yesterday’s release of Marvel’s culminating epic, Avenger’s: Infinity War trailer, it may not be best timing to release a blog into the Twitterverse that celebrates both the success and shortcomings of Justice League; what has been hailed online as … Continue reading

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