Leaving Cultural Approches to production, I will take away with me I take with me a reignited passion for teaching with cheap materials such as plastic bags, paper mache [piñatas] and stop motion animations all thanks to Mackenzie [inflatables], Mary[stop-motion] and Maryam [artist Blu & Pes movies].
Also, because of Lulua’s uber-cool and hip spoken word piece and the graffitti artist Blu that Maryam showed us, I am now also very inspired to remain enlightened on current day issues and pop culture with the generation of students we are teaching. Although as of the moment we are not much older than some of these high schoolers we are teaching, there eventually will come a day when we are much older and are having a harder time connecting with the pop culture that will be embedded in lives of our students. They might even start using lingo that will make us go….”HUH???” To this I say – we must MUST try and understand it for the sake of communicating with our students and making learning fun and interesting for them. Thanks guys!