Daily Archives: February 2, 2013

Free The Children – Teacher Development and Resources

“We believe that education is the key to change, and that change begins in our very own classrooms. Without caring educators like you, Free The Children’s youth programs would not be possible. Our support for educators helps you build compassion … Continue reading

Posted in Critical Literacy Links, Professional Resources for the Critical Literacy Teacher | Leave a comment

What do we mean by teaching for social justice?

Excerpted  from “Creating Classrooms for Equity and Social Justice”, pp 4-5, Bigelow, B., Christensen, L, Karp, S, Miner, B. & Peterson, B. (1994).  Rethinking Our Classrooms:  Teaching for Equity and Justice.  Milwaukee, WI:  Rethinking Schools, Ltd. Bill Bigelow and others … Continue reading

Posted in Professional Resources for the Critical Literacy Teacher | Tagged | Leave a comment

Professional Resources that offer further support to educators, parents, and students interested in learning more about critical literacy.

Below are 2 Professional Resources that offer further support to educators, parents, and students interested in learning more about critical literacy. They have been suggested by the author of http://multiliteracy.wetpaint.com/page/Critical+Literacy Critical Literacy Context Research and Practice http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=PxxFGlvlmXwC&dq=critical+literacy+&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=Jc0HdEk-PK&sig=cP5BnzDmS2FhK7_3vuizAOWE7f4&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result#PPP1,M1 Critical Literacy in … Continue reading

Posted in Professional Resources for the Critical Literacy Teacher | Leave a comment

Websites that offer further support to educators, parents, and students interested in learning more about critical literacy.

Below are a list of websites that offer further support to educators, parents, and students interested in learning more about critical literacy. They have been taken from: http://multiliteracy.wetpaint.com/page/Critical+Literacy http://www.reading.org/resources/issues/focus_critical.html International Reading Association http://www.criticalliteracy.org.uk/whatiscl.html Critical Literacy in Global Citizenship Education http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/digitalnatives/2008/03/28/critical-literacy-teaching-with-hoaxes/Continue reading

Posted in Critical Literacy Links | Leave a comment

Today’s poor are depicted as a freak show, just as the Elephant Man was

http://m.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/02/poor-freak-show-elephant-man

Posted in Social Media | Leave a comment

Rethinking…

Two texts I have explored during my Critical Literacy course have provided valuable insights and practical strategies to use in the classroom.  You will find some of the activities and quotes on this blog from these two texts.

Posted in Professional Resources for the Critical Literacy Teacher | Leave a comment

Rethinking Columbus

The following quotes have been taken from the text: Rethinking Columbus – The Next 500 Years “The goal is not to titillate or stun, but to force the question: why wasn’t I told this before?” – Bill Bigelow “‘Discovery’ represents … Continue reading

Posted in Quotes | Leave a comment

“Honeybees” by Paul Fleischman

Dialogue poems are effective to use where controversy or different opinions might arise.  The following lesson plan is taken from Rethinking Our Classrooms – Teaching for Equity and Justice. 1.  Before class starts, choose two students to prepare a dramatic … Continue reading

Posted in Classroom Activities focusing on Critical Literacy | Leave a comment