Media Theory Week 11

My Media Theory class will be covering quantitative methods this week, which include content analysis and surveys. The in-class group activity was to compare 1995 comics to 2015 comics and share the differences. Students were asked to examine the comic strip’s content of the setting, the plot, the facial expressions of characters, types of speech… Continue reading Media Theory Week 11

A Culture Of Respect

Yesterday, I completed Title IV training in order to teach this coming semester. I especially liked that the training mentioned the phrase “a culture of respect”, as it is defined as “where diversity is valued, where individuals feel that their contributions are recognized and acknowledged, and finally, a culture where expectations regarding behaviour are clearly… Continue reading A Culture Of Respect

Everyone’s Life Matters

You shall not murder - Exodus 20:13. Today’s news, is stating that criminal violence is rising. Doesn’t everyone’s life matters? No parent should have to bury their child. Why won’t our government acknowledge the senseless deaths happening in our urban cities across our country? We have removed the governing laws for consequences and voted for… Continue reading Everyone’s Life Matters

Gun Safety vs. Gun Violence

Two huge issues these days are gun safety and gun violence. The crime rate has risen greatly in the Portland area and other urban cities. First off, not everyone who owns a firearm is a criminal. Yet, because criminals often use a gun to act out violently, firearms in turn get a bad rap. For… Continue reading Gun Safety vs. Gun Violence

Run, Hide, Fight

Unfortunately, gun violence is on the rise, as it is happening everywhere not just in colleges or schools, but also in shopping malls and movie theaters across our country. Did you know that there are approximately 120 gun deaths a day reported in the United States this year alone? (Source: worldpopulationreview.com). Today, I wanted to… Continue reading Run, Hide, Fight

Back to the Basics vs. Woke Cirriculum

In the news, there has been a lot of controversy over “WOKE” curriculum and what should be taught to today’s youth. In my opinion, Yes, we should cover the definition of the issues that create bias, identity, gender inequality, racism, stereotypes, and violence. As educators, we need to encourage anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion early on,… Continue reading Back to the Basics vs. Woke Cirriculum