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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

Gender UnConference
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Gender UnConference

What: Gender and Literacy UnConference Unlike a traditional conference an UnConference has its agenda created by participants of the event, on the day of the event. Host: WILLA, the gender and literacy studies group of NCTE When: June 21, 2014, 10am-4pm Where: Bacon Hall Rooms 115, 117, 225 at Buffalo State College and/or digitally Via … Continue reading

Recommended Media Series Part 1

Recommended Media Series: Miss Representation

Consider adding additional depth to a discussion or inquiry into feminism, gender, or sexuality in the classroom through Part 1 of WILLA’s  Recommended Media Series. Part 1: The film, Miss Representation, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in April 2011 and put a larger societal movement in motion, currently visible through social media to affirm … Continue reading

WILLA @ NCTE 2013
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WILLA @ NCTE 2013

Join WILLA for two fantastic speakers during the 2013 NCTE Annual Convention in the Sheraton/Beacon Room, 3rd Floor at 5:45 PM. The first presenter in this session, Kristen Pastore-Capuana will examine how the English classroom space can be one of invigorating dialogue, composition, inquiry, and meaning making, but often inclusion English classrooms are more “back-to-basics” … Continue reading