Graphic Essays Add Variety and Visual Creativity

Multimodal at its best: ELA Brave and True by Marilyn Yung A fresh way to reflect on Douglass’ experience, themes and symbolism During spring 2019, I assigned graphic essays to my eighth-graders after they finished reading Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. This incredible book, which provides Douglass’ first-hand account of… Read More Graphic Essays Add Variety and Visual Creativity


TL:DR I am wondering if folks sometimes too narrowly focus on the one thing, instead of addressing the bigger, more challenging questions/issues. A few things I’ll weave together: Recently had an exchange about books* My older son told me about his friend who’s become an “anti-natalist.” The Venn Diagram in my mind connects in the… Read More Zealot.


Some painful subjects in this post. I have no instructions for how to do this. How to help. What to teach. How to go forward. I am Cassandra: I warn and am shunned because it’s too dangerous and toxic. You can’t just hope your kids won’t be racist. You have to actively prepare them to… Read More defaced