This essay is a part of a series exploring teachers in fiction that have stuck around for one reason or another to influence motivations and aspirations of teaching and learning.
Why the Magic School Bus continues to ride strong today
"eccentric"; "odd-but-good"; "diverse interests, complete fearlessness, and unflagging cheer"; " unafraid to be enthusiastic"; "never the hero"Read more
Author critiques MSB for its superficial focus on multiculturalism with whiteness as the dominant frame. Even though the visual representations of MSB characters in the Netflix reboot have changed, the cultural stereotypes have stagnated since the 1980s. Read more
Non-profit organization Learning Undefeated brings an "explorer lab bus", a mobile STEM lab to rural and low-income schools for immersive STEM experiences. Read more
Ms. Frizzle lives on...
why The Magic School Bus inspires pedagogical innovations