Student Podcasts are LIVE! (and how I published them)

Our podcasts are now LIVE on Spotify! Listen now to these amazing student crated projects. The topics you ask? Anything from Unusual Foods to the Secret Lives of Pets. If you ever wanted to know more about the first ever male Cover Girl ambassador James Charles we got you cover! Worried about Surviving a Zombie […]

Podcasting: Content & Themes

As part of middle school electives I am currently running a course on podcasting. Beyond the technical proficiency required, the most important part of podcasting would be content. Generating topic, ideas, and themes is essential. We spent the last few periods running through the gamut of brainstorming activities to think of what is important to not just the audience, but […]

K-pop Listening Lesson

K-pop (abbreviation of Korean popular music or Korean pop; (케이팝) is a music genre originating in South Korea, characterized by a wide variety of audio-visual elements. Although it includes all genres of “popular music” within South Korea, the term is often used in a narrower sense to describe a modern form of South Korean pop music (kpop) drawing inspiration from […]

A&GC: Final Project – Art Ambassadors

The final project of our Arts as a Path to Global Citizenship course was a community based one entitled: Art Ambassadors.” The project involved students learning about both an art form from another country or culture as well as the country itself, then presenting and teaching it to another younger grade in the school. Initially met […]

AG&C: Week 6/7 – Discussion Groups

Wrapping up the Graphic Novel unit we had a lot to celebrate and a lot to reflect on. It was really a new experience for me as a teacher as I had never ran such in depth lit-circles before. The students all enjoyed the novels immensely but the discussion and reflection pieces left me wanting more. Luckily, […]

AG&C: Week 4/5 – Graphic Novels

    We’re finally ready to move in to the focus project of the course: Empathy & Global Citizenship through Graphic Novels. Students have split into their four different lit circles and are reading through their respective texts, filling out discussion prompts along the way. At first incredibly enthused, I now feel the steam has […]

A&GC: Week 2 – Bursting Stereotypes

Part blog post, part field notes. This post is part of a series of reflections on a 10-week elective I’m both teaching and conducting active research on. Entitled” The Arts as a Path to Global Citizenship” our goal is to explore our roles as global citizens using the arts to approach complicated and difficult topics, such […]

A&GC: Week 1 – If the World Were a Village

Part blog post, part field notes. This post is part of a series of reflections on a 10-week elective I’m both teaching and conducting active research on. Entitled” The Arts as a Path to Global Citizenship” our goal is to explore our roles as global citizens using the arts to approach complicated and difficult topics, such […]