Graphic novels are wonderful for reading, but when students use this form for their own writing, incredible stories can emerge.
My advice from years of helping teachers make education software purposeful for learning - published on Edutopia in Nov 2020.
For Edutopia, I wrote about how teacher-student letter writing can balance power dynamics and reveal all students as assets.
Build relationships with students at home with these thoughtful writing activities. My latest on Edutopia.
My article about supporting English learners with thoughtful corrective feedback was published by Edutopia in April 2020.
For Book Riot, I wrote about New Kid, a graphic novel that led to surprising conversations about race and microaggressions with my
For Book Riot, I wrote about the kinship I experienced reading this graphic memoir about discussing race with a child.
After we survey our students about the challenges they face, we can begin the real work to ensure our classrooms are equitable.
When prompting students to talk about the comics pages they have read, ask open-ended questions and help them examine their own conclusions.
Only with video was a teacher able to carefully observe what her students were and were not accomplishing.