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What is your connection to education?
High School Teacher
What subjects do you teach / specialize in?
American Literature, Film Literature, Media Studies
What 5 essential pop culture artifacts (CDs, DVDs, Books, Images, Toys, etc.) would you have on your desert island?
OK Computer - Radiohead
III - Led Zeppelin
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
Mulholland Drive

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Need help with my master's project: your experiences using popular culture in the English classroom

Much like many of you here, I am a life-long devotee of popular culture. I have nightmares about my iPod dying, I can relate nearly any mundane occurrence in life to a Simpsons episode and I restlessly await the next opportunity to be completely baffled by a new David Lynch film. Unsurprisingly, when I decided to become a teacher, I envisioned a classroom that embraced popular culture as a means of facilitating critical thought. I wanted to create a learning environment that engaged… Continue

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

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At 11:08pm on May 31, 2009, Ryan Goble said…
Hey Brian, I too would agree with your Murakami and OK Computer choices - did you see the OK Computer re-issue/delux edition out there - unreal. Re Zeppelin - I must say I'm more of a Houses of the Holy kind of guy.

Hey, listen if you get a chance you should really consider joining some of the special interest groups as a lot of the resource action of late has been in the group discussion areas.

You might dig:
http://mcpopmb.ning.com/group/popularmusic
http://mcpopmb.ning.com/group/americanliterature
http://mcpopmb.ning.com/group/ushistory
http://mcpopmb.ning.com/group/mediaeducationliteracy
http://mcpopmb.ning.com/group/graphicnovelscomics
http://mcpopmb.ning.com/group/foreignfilmsfortheclassroom

Anyway, hope you're groovy and CO is sunny.

Good Vibes,

RRG:)
 
 
 

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