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Guest Blog Series 6: Media Portrayal of Women and Self-Esteem

This is the sixth in a series of guest blogs ranging from short prose pieces to poetry composed for member, Chelsea Nabozny’s, high-school creative writing class. Nabozny explains, “Over the past eighteen weeks, I have been using my senior elective Creative Writing class as a space for students to explore ideas and issues that are … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Series 4: “Misunderstood Treasure”

This is the fourth  in a series of guest blogs ranging from short prose pieces to poetry composed for member, Chelsea Nabozny’s, high-school creative writing class. Nabozny explains, “Over the past eighteen weeks, I have been using my senior elective Creative Writing class as a space for students to explore ideas and issues that are … Continue reading

NCTE Annual Convention 2014
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NCTE Annual Convention 2014

Feature image  Ann Dinh With the 104th  NCTE Annual Convention, Story as The Landscape of Knowing, quickly approaching, it is time to ensure that you have all of the up-to-date details on WILLA’s presence at the convention.  WILLA is the special assembly within NCTE on gender. If you would like  additional information in general, please … Continue reading

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Freedom to be me… Art, Literacy, and Identity Exploration through the Eyes of Adolescent Girls

To be a literate citizen in 21st century America requires the freedom to read, understand, and question the world in which he or she lives sees critical literacy is a tool to navigate hegemonic discourse, to redefine the self and to transform oppressive social structures and relations of production. As educators we must understand the … Continue reading

Reflective Inquiry Practice: Addressing Gender in an Inquiry into the Teenage Experience
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Reflective Inquiry Practice: Addressing Gender in an Inquiry into the Teenage Experience

As a relatively new teacher, or as I hear from my more experienced colleagues, any teacher, I have lessons that are glorious and ones that fail miserably. In my student teaching experience we entered into an inquiry surrounding Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.  Philosophically, I think it it is necessary to include topics about gender and … Continue reading