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 »

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 »

The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game (Review)

As a pre-service teacher– someone who is training or soon-to-be training as a teacher– I was immensely interested in non-traditional pedagogical methodology. I think this is obvious as it is a societal cliche– what is more well-worn or good for a laugh than the idealistic teacher who tries to reinvent the wheel and love their…Read more »