Welcome to all the teachers we met at Phoenix Comic Con this year! I’ve done Pop Goes the Classroom at several conferences now and the presentation this weekend was the most exciting yet. It was an intimate group of fans who were also educators from across the state who were already integrating their passion into their teaching.
We discussed our definitions of popular culture and how today’s students are different from past generations. I listened to passionate teachers who have found ways to reach their students like the inner city high school teacher using the movie The Outsiders to make the book more relevant to her students. And the Physics teacher who uses Iron Man as in introduction to the class.
We talked gaming, film, comics, and so many other genres. I left feeling empowered to continue with this work we are doing! Thanks to all of you!