In my English Curriculum Studies classes this week students should all be bringing in a bag containing five items that they think symbolise what they want to be as an English teacher. This activity is supposed to help stimulate discussion about discourses and people’s different philosophies of teaching. I’m going to do the activity too – so far I have a couple of ideas, but in the meantime I thought I would post this collage that I recently made as a visual representation of English teachers/teaching:
It was made using polyvore.com a favourite site of mine where you can make digital collages using ‘clippings’ from images on other sites. If you’ve never seen it then go check out some of the sets I’ve collected that I think could relate to the school curriculum – I hope it gets you thinking!
#1 by Andrew on March 6, 2011 - 9:42 pm
Kelly, that is awesome! What a great reflection you have included – owls being symbols for wisdom, books, reading chairs and bright colours all make the cut as well!
#2 by kmcg2375 on March 6, 2011 - 10:21 pm
Thanks Andrew! A couple of other things I picked were the envelopes and the radio, to symbolise the valuing of different genres and mediums…I’d love to see what meanings and symbols other people find 🙂
#3 by Jacqui Grandy on April 3, 2012 - 11:18 pm
‘Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these broken wings and learn to fly’. Language gives you wings. Literacy is a powerful gift. Jacqui