One Teacher in 10: LGBT Educators Tell Their Stories (2nd Edition)(Review)

A little while ago I read the third edition of One Teacher in 10; during that review, I lamented how the stories felt somehow “less.” The stories seemed more constructed and less authentic. Like the teachers were intentionally dramatizing their lives to make them more “screen-worthy.” Internally, I remarked to myself, “I bet the second…Read more »

The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter (2015; Review)

Game-based learning is “Gamification’s” cousin from around the bend. Sure, they are mighty similar and come from the same family, but each are drastically different; where one, Gamification, takes the non-gaming and turns it into a game, the other, Game-based learning, centers around pre-made games meant to explicitly function as games. Sometimes, the two don’t…Read more »

Explore Like a Pirate: Gamification and Game-Inspired Course Design to Engage, Enrich, and Elevate Your Learners (Review)

I continue my streak of non-medieval posts but this time with a return to “Gamification” literature. Here around, I speak about Michael Matera’s book Explore Like a Pirate. Like my last book on Gamification, The Multiplayer Classroom, I discovered this book thanks to a blog post from game developer Triseum. I can’t be bothered to find…Read more »

One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium: LGBT Educators Speak Out About What’s Gotten Better and What Hasn’t (Review)

I really didn’t want to but I relented and did– I bought an overpriced digital copy of editor Kevin Jennings’s third installment in the “One Teacher in 10” series. I knew that I should have bought it but I couldn’t resist. I wanted to read it ASAP and without waiting another whole academic year. So…Read more »

One Teacher in 10: Gay and Lesbian Educators Tell their Stories (Review)

(Now for a review that has nothing to do with medievalism, the ancient or early modern period. Please enjoy one of many engagements with pedagogy and check out my new page devoted wholly to educational matters.)   The last time I read One Teacher in 10: Gay and Lesbian Educators Tell their Stories, I hadn’t…Read more »