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Obsolete: A Teacher's Tale (of tomorrow, today!) by Kevin Vachna

Author: Kevin Vachna

Vachna, Kevin. OBSOLETE: A TEACHER'S TALE (of Tomorrow, Today!). Outskirts Press, Inc. Http://Www.outskirtspress.com, 2021.

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Paul H (Feb 17 2021 9:25PM) : This image reminds me of the Jamiroquai song. more

How close are we to this reality? This kind of question is really the heart of dystopian work.

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Karisten B (Feb 17 2021 10:05PM) : Root words more

This takes me back to high school english class from sophomore year – studying root words.

Neuro – brain
Mancer? – unsure

With no previous knowledge or context, I am still able to break apart the text enough to make it make sense for me. The illustration above also helps out in understanding the deeper meaning.

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Paul H (Feb 17 2021 9:26PM) : Literary Technique more

While this is obvious, how does this opener guide us into a sense that what is coming could be met with some anxiety? Some caution?

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Paul H (Feb 17 2021 9:27PM) : What graphic novels can do. . . more

Here, in a word vs. a paragraph or two is immediate “arrival” into the story space.

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Paul H (Feb 17 2021 9:28PM) : Two graphic novels come to mind here. more

Twilight Zone meets New Kid.

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Paul H (Feb 17 2021 9:29PM) : In Jerry Craft's work he has an acronym for diversity work called N.O.C.L.U.E.

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Harriet F (Feb 17 2021 9:40PM) : Do simulations give students a voice? Are they actually constructing their own history? more

I wonder if role playing deepens understanding rather than giving students a voice.

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Paul H (Feb 17 2021 9:37PM) : This would be a great place to have Scott McCloud's UNDERSTANDING COMICS to see how this violation of the the spaces and borders. more

Barry Deutsch uses this technique quite a bit in his work, HOW MIRKA GOT HER SWORD.

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Paul H (Feb 17 2021 9:39PM) : While it seems a smaller detail, this little bit of color will help us to identity Professor Gordison throughout the work that is rendered mostly in black and white. more

This technique is used by Jerry Craft in the Newbery Award Winning, NEW KID where one of the students wears a “red hat” (a veiled allusion to a cultural icon of the past few years).

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Paul H (Feb 17 2021 9:41PM) : Look how the blue boxes are actually here as a visual "marker" for interior monologue of the narrator.

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Christopher S (Feb 17 2021 9:40PM) : Elliot Wigginton asked a similar question and his English class came alive more

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