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American Born Chinese: Teaching Character Graphicly
Transcript of American Born Chinese: Teaching Character Graphicly
By: Bradley Anderson Three Story Lines The Monkey King Jim Wang Danny and Chin-Kee Background: Why Graphic Novels? The Curriculum: American Born Chinese Written For Students Pulitzer Prize Winner Incorporates Character Education Accessible for Most Students Interesting Self Knowledge and Identity Transformation Acceptance
(Of What You Can and Can't Change) Fitting In Themes in ABC Morality in ABC Moral Themes Growing Up (Abbreviated as ABC) Humility Prudence Community Change Respect everyone, especially your elders Loyalty Integrity Perseverance ABC Helps
Empathetic Written for
young teens "See" types of
(like lying) Unique Lens of immigrants Shows how small,
selfish choices can
community Uses "real" situations as teachable moments Revisits issues of morality Developing Humility:
Class Project Ideas Sample Assignments What do you like most about yourself?
What do you like least? Create a picture using symbols to display these qualities. If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Why? Everyone's unloved characteristics will be put on the wall (without your name). My Core Values Self Knowledge Respect Integrity Humility Let's Talk about... Me! Personal Strengths
Empathy From Strengths Based Leadership by: Tom Rath and Barry Conchie Strategic Input Futuristic Individualization Includer Moral Awareness:
I believe that I am most morally aware empathetically. I was very depressed and had great pains as a teenager dealing with a disabled mother, my sexuality, and being overweight. This is why I became a teacher: to help ease the pain and provide insight that it does, in fact, get better. This is what I bring to the table. The ability to sense pain and, hopefully, provide relief. The Future: Attributes Inquisitive Optimistic Empathy Patient I think what's next for me is mastering how to pull the values I believe out of students. Of course there is no magic combination, but I would like to find what I feel works best for me and my students in getting them to develop these traits within themselves. I'd also like to look into the specific characteristics of what the difference between a good teacher, and a great teacher is. I'd also like to look into more information about the "super perfomer" from this week's course content. I've worked with "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens", but I have yet to look into the adult version. On a personal note, I'd also like to develop more personal follow through for projects and aspirations that don't have deadlines. That's All Folks!