Tag Archive: bailin

Mid-Week Reminders of Why I’m Doing What I’m Doing

I had a truly incredible day today. To start, Marshall Jones, a spoken word poet, visited my Media Arts class at KIPP Charter School, where he performed his poem Touchscreen and provided my students with… Continue reading

“Where I’m From” Project

  In this short multimodal piece entitled, “Where I’m From,” I use still and moving images, music, and my own voice to simultaneously illustrate and interrogate what “from” means in relation to my social… Continue reading

Blue Cross Blue Shield PSA: Helping or Shaming?

Last month, Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota released a series of PSAs (public service announcements) about people making healthier eating and lifestyle choices, specifically focusing on the deeply contested and tense issue of obesity. Last week, Inhabitots,… Continue reading

Final Reflection for “Storying Educational Lives” (Spring 2012)

I have been doing a lot of reflecting on this year in the past two weeks, more reflecting than I tend to do when an academic year comes to a close. While I… Continue reading

The Need to Educate the Rich Kids of Instagram

There is a new Tumblr page that has been getting quite a bit of attention in the last few weeks. It’s got an unoriginal, yet strangely catchy title that would cause almost anyone to click… Continue reading

Visual & Written Story #2: The Stories of Girls

The Stories of Girls    Growing up, we are told stories. Dozens of stories, perhaps hundreds of stories. Stories about love, about hope, about happiness. About funny and fantastical characters, places, and situations… Continue reading

Lessons for Life in Academia: Learning to Defy the Dominant Discourse (or at least taking the first few baby steps in the right direction)

[a post started in December, that I am just revisiting and finishing up now] In class last night, one of my professors (a man who has been teaching the same subject at the… Continue reading