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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 […]

Coffee Spoons 2019: What I Worked on This Year and Why

Like last year, I’m going to break down a bit of how my time at work was spent over the calendar year. The cycles of submitting, revising, (resubmitting,) and publishing do not at all fit within a traditional 12-month calendar. Google Scholar, for example, says that I published 8 articles over the past year. And […]

On Writing About Loss, Healing, and Supporting Teachers

I published an article in the most recent issue of Schools: Studies in Education. The full title is “A Call for Healing Teachers: Loss, Ideological Unraveling, and the Healing Gap.” I want to say a few words about how I wrote this article and why. The first paragraph of the article is something of a […]

Fence-Testing in the Hyphenated Present

Everything or nothing. All of us or none. –  Bertol Brecht Last week, I had the pleasure of reading Randy Ribay’s Patron Saints of Nothing, out next month. The book masterfully explore’s one young man’s attempts come to terms with identity, family, and death within the contexts of global post-coloniality and participatory culture. There are […]

Talking with Nicole Mirra at Teachers College – 4/23

Nicole Mirra and I are talking civic literacies [checks watch] tomorrow! If you’re in NY, come say hello!  

“What’s it all for?”: #AERA19 Schedule and Resources

Like much of the rest of the educational research world, I’m in Toronto for the next few days for the annual AERA meeting. I’m sharing my presentation schedule below as well as some resources related to the address I’m giving on Saturday as the recipient of the Jan Hawkins Award. If you’re in town, please […]

“ghosts from dreams of a hard, fast future”: Books Read in 2018

I just finished the A-side of Jeff Jackson’s Destroy All Monsters and it will probably be the first book I finish in 2019. And so, I think it’s time to round-up my reading from the past year: Books read in 2018: 196 Comics and graphic novels included in reading total: 57 Books of poetry included in […]