pedagogies

James Baldwin's Lesson for Teachers in a Time of Turmoil (2017)

Clint Smith is inspired by James Baldwin's 'A Talk to Teachers' (1963) to become political in his high school English classroom in the aftermath of the Charlottesville shooting in 2017. The incident provoked the...Read more

Who Gets to Be on the Bus?: Tracing Conceptions of Race in and around The Magic School Bus from 1986 to 2018 (2021)

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

This School Year, Unleash Your Inner Ms. Frizzle (2020)

A mom of a six-year old daughter vows to be inspired by Ms. Frizzle to tackle remote learning during the COVID19 pandemic. Read more

Recognizing Ms. Frizzle's Own Magic (2017)

A science communicator remains inspired by Ms. Frizzle's motto of "take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!". Read more

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