I think a lot about pop culture-- why it's dangerous, why it's brilliant, and how to encourage kids and teens to be thoughtful about the media they see everyday. I believe that media literacy should be integrated into every elementary, middle, and high school in America, preferably as a core course. I know: dream on, Caitlin.
Right now, I work at Brooklyn Friends School as an upper school English teacher. Formerly, I taught English and media literacy at Blue School, social studies and English at Westside Neighborhood School, promoted documentary films at Big Picture Educational Consulting, conducted research for the Media Education Lab, and did media marketing for HuffPost. I received my BA from Brown University and my MA from Teachers College, Columbia University.
I'm a proud a member of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). This website is a place for my thoughts about teaching and about the media (and where they intersect). I am also beginning to create and collect and curate a collection of useable media literacy lessons for K12 teachers.