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The Pencils Are Sharp Enough: Moving Past the Hows of Teaching in an Era of Coronavirus

As part of preparing for the new quarter that starts this week, I’ve received several memos from my university with a couple of specific asks: Have a plan in place for how the class will continue in the event that I get sick. Communicate such a plan to my students at the beginning of the […]

Visualizing Tomorrow: Looking at Responses to the Speculative Education Colloquium

Two nights ago, 115 of you signed up to join us for the Speculative Education Colloquium. (And we welcome more – please see info here to register for the free event.) As part of signing up, folks have the option of responding to the following prompt: Most of you jotted a sentence or two. Some […]

Invitation: Announcing the Speculative Education Colloquium, April 21-22, 2020

“We found love in a hopeless place” – Rihanna The world feels bleak too often today. Amidst global peril, many systems of education are re-entrenched in back-to-basics packets and regressive forms of online instruction. What’s worse, our sheltering within such ramshackle education solutions is being positioned as a temporary stopgap until students and teachers are […]

#rogueAERA: An Invitation 

Many across the education research community are experiencing the cancellation of the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) through the lens of loss. This loss encompasses the hard work that President Siddle-Walker, Executive Director Levine, and so many staff members and volunteers committed to curating the program and organizing logistics, the […]

Free excerpt of With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy

Today, University Press of Mississippi has released a substantial excerpt of my recent, co-edited volume on comics pedagogy (I blogged about the book here). This free PDF is nearly half of the entire volume and my co-editors and I encourage you to read, share, and discuss the included chapters in this time of sheltering and […]

Join Our (Online) NCTE Gathering

This Tuesday (and I *think* for Tuesdays for the foreseeable future), NCTE is hosting an online gathering for its members. It’s an evolving thing; its structure will match the needs of our members. I’m facilitating this first one and–if you are interested–you’ll need to RSVP at this link. The format will be a Zoom call, […]

Cancel all Classes Right Now: Kids are Scared, Teachers are Stressed, Our Country is Sick

Tonight I did a 10 p.m. run to the grocery store and the empty shelves here—and that so many friends are posting online—make it very clear: we are a nation in the midst of coping with a major crisis. This is a scary time and (finally) our government, major businesses, and public services are taking […]

Three wishes for a virtual #AERA20  

With AERA’s announcement that this year’s annual meeting is now a virtual one, there is a real opportunity for this conference to shift how thousands of educational researchers engage, interact, and view online learning opportunities. I have a sinking feeling we will collectively fail at this, based on every single other online conference I have […]

Upstate New York Folks! – SUNY Buffalo talk – Friday, March 6, 2020

In case any readers are in the area, I’ll be speaking in the Graduate School of Education at Buffalo on Friday. My talk, “Analog Literacies and Digital Platforms: Hope, Fear, and Healing in a Climate of Rising Nationalism,” is part of the Dean’s Lecture Series. The talk is at 2:30 and location/info can be found […]

Why a Book on Comics Pedagogy?

I am so thrilled to share the release of my most recent co-edited volume. With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning, and Comics is the kind of book that my two co-editors and I have been wanting to draw upon for quite a while. And so we worked—in collaboration with our contributors—to make this […]