Michele Roberts, the new head of the NBA Player’s Union (via emilyisobsessed)
LITTERED WITH THE BONES OF MEN.
Here are some introduction comics I did back in 2012; they still serve pretty well as an introduction to new readers.
I’ll be posting new strips next week, so please tell your friends and online compatriots!
This always comes up in my job interviews when they ask where I go to find resources.
The fundamental difference in the classes is the student-role. My English classes are definitely student-centered and collaborative, but my yearbook class is largely student-led. Here’s how I make that happen:
I tell my yearbook classes that the editor in chief is the boss and I’m just the bouncer.
The editor leads games and discussions at the beginning of the year. I am there to ensure everyone listens/participates and to answer questions if needed.
When I do lead lessons/activities, they are largely about the content and skills (design basics, media law, etc) - not about making decisions about the book.
My role is to support and guide. I am a resource.
And I call lazy, uncooperative, or antagonistic kids out on their behavior.
I enjoy running the class this way because my class is a career tech ed class in which the kids are supposed to be learning work skills. And even if they aren’t excited about yearbook, they realize the value in workplace skills. It’s setting everyone up for success after high school, which is something a genuinely believe is important.
I really wish I could have run my yearbook like this last year if I didn’t have two kids and the class was only one semester long.
After my papermache rain cloud attempt, I have decided to make one like this! How beautiful is it? I will keep you posted on my progress.
The school year hasn’t started yet for me but I’m thinking of all you out there who have!
Prioritize procedures over projects and building community over teaching content. A good foundation goes a long way.