August 30th, 2011
We have two items for this week’s Tuesday blog watch roundup:
Joan Brodsky Schur, author of Eyewitness to the Past, was interviewed by eschoolnews.com about how teachers can prepare to discuss 9/11 in their classrooms. “I feel certain that a school with young children is going to do whatever memorializing they’re going to do in a respectful way towards the people who gave their lives, but also respect the needs of young children,” Joan says. Read the full article here and then revisit Joan’s tips for teaching 9/11 from a piece on the Stenhouse blog.
Over at EdWeek, teacher, author, and blogger Donalyn Miller invited Terry Thompson, author of Adventures in Graphica to share his research-based reasons for using graphic novels in the classroom. “The instructional potential in graphic novels is most evident in the way they motivate readers, scaffold meaning, and adapt easily to a variety of learning situations and settings,” writes Terry. Read the full article on Donalyn’s blog, The Book Whisperer.