The Simpsons in the Classroom

Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Author: Karma Waltonen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786456925

Category: Education

Page: 340

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The object of much debate, attention, and scholarship since it first aired more than 20 years ago, The Simpsons provides excellent, if unexpected, fodder for high school and college lesson plans. After all, laughing students are hardly sleeping students! But The Simpsons also provides a familiar student knowledge base which instructors can use as a jumping-off point to introduce concepts in literature, composition, linguistics, cultural studies, gender studies, and media appreciation. The authors, both of whom have been teaching The Simpsons for more than a decade, share exercises, prompts, and even syllabi that have proven successful in their own courses. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Bart Simpson Class Clown

Bart Simpson may be best known as an underachiever at school, but there is no title that this juvenile jokester holds more dearly than that of Class Clown.

Author: Matt Groening

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 0061976296

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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Bart Simpson may be best known as an underachiever at school, but there is no title that this juvenile jokester holds more dearly than that of Class Clown. Springfield Elementary School is his domain, and it is there that the Prince of Pranks rules supreme in the classroom, on the playground, and in after school detention. Join the fun as Bart resurrects the car-crunching, fire-breathing behemoth known as Truckasaurus; foils the evil plans of Dr. Colossus; deciphers an ancient riddle; pals around with a new kid from way out of town; and gets expelled from school. Watch Bart go to the head of the class and take his place at the top of the dishonor roll!

The didactical applicability of The Simpsons at school in the context of the episode Mypods and Broomsticks

School. “Media have always formed part of the foreign language classroom
because they help teachers to create a more authentic English speaking
atmosphere” (MüllerHartmann and Schocker- v. Ditfurth 2009: 133). This shows
that media is ...

Author: Anastasia Wolter

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656871941

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 18

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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 2,3, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Anglistik), course: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, language: English, abstract: With the Simpsons' episode "Mypods and Broomsticks" one can show the students how people, including themselves, are influenced by media and what they see on television and how the episodes of The Simpsons contain actual political or cultural topics. Apart from that media plays such an important role in school because students have to be taught how to work with media and technology (containing television and serials). First of all the work will discuss the importance of animated films and serials and how media is influencing the perception of the world. Because of this and its expanding area of influence on the children, it is important to consider media in school and to work with it, so that the students are familiar with media. The episode “Mypods and Boomsticks” will be analyzed and its importance for the perception of the Americans and their way of life will be shown. It contains many intertextual hints and stereotypes and is a good example of how the Americans see themselves and their culture and compare it to cultures from people of a foreign country.

Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School

In July 2010, news stories reported that 400 people, at the instigation of a parent,
signed a petition to prevent his child's school from teaching American cartoon
series The Simpsons in English classes. It was a Year 8 module from the English

Author: Jon Davison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317700036

Category: Education

Page: 258

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How do you approach teaching English in the contemporary classroom? What is expected of a would-be English teacher? The fourth edition of this best-selling text combines theory and practice to present an indispensable introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in the secondary classroom. It offers insight into the history, policies and definitions surrounding the subject, together with innovative and practical strategies which can be used for effective teaching and learning. Already a major text for many university teacher education courses, the new edition reflects the extent and impact of current reforms whilst retaining its focus on what is of enduring value for English teaching. With an emphasis on developing your own values and on stimulating approaches that underpin English teaching, it will help you navigate your way through changing curriculum requirements, assessment practice and the demands of professional development. Key topics explored include: Reading, writing and speaking and listening Teaching language and grammar Drama in English teaching Poetry Working with digital technologies Post-16 English language and literature Developing as a critically reflective practitioner. Written particularly with the new and student teacher in mind, Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School aims to equip readers with the tools to make critically informed judgements about how to teach, develop principled practice and most importantly, be mindful of pupils and their experience of English in the secondary classroom.

Essential Motivation in the Classroom

Praise for the 1st edition: 'This is now one of my top five education books.

Author: Ian Gilbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136158247

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Praise for the 1st edition: 'This is now one of my top five education books. .I was absorbed and uplifted by it and my own practice as a teacher will undoubtedly change as a result. Surely there can be no higher recommendation.' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement Essential Motivation in the Classroom is the definitive one-stop guide for teachers who want to know how to motivate children - and how children learn to motivate themselves. In the ten years since this book was first published, it has proven to be a best selling text that informs, inspires and amuses educationalist around the world. This fully updated and revised tenth anniversary edition continues to take the reader on a rollercoaster ride through the theories of teaching, learning and thinking. Ian Gilbert highlights the 'seven keys' of motivation, offering a range of strategies, ideas and insights to help learners become motivated from within. An entertaining and inspiring read, this book is full of useful, practical advice, ranging from motivational research from leading theorists to philosophical gems from Homer Simpson. Teachers in all sectors of education will find this book indispensable, helping them to change the culture of their classrooms and improve the effectiveness of their teaching.

Visual Sociology

Because the pedagogical significance prior to actual many students typically
watch the show as a viewing in the classroom . ' Because episodes form of
entertainment , The Simpsons proare not all available yet in video stores or vides
a ...

Author: Diana Papademas


ISBN: NWU:35556035466325

Category: Sociology

Page: 331

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English Journal

The Simpsons Meet Mark Twain : Analyzing Popular Media Texts in the
Classroom Radio : The Intimate Medium And smale fowles maken melodye.
Renée Hobbs “ The Simpsons ” to some speeches and essays of Mark Twain ,
including ...



ISBN: UOM:39015069092107

Category: English philology


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Popular Culture and Entertainment Media in Adult Education

Course readings include several books that discuss various approaches to The
Simpsons as an influential cultural trend in the United States . Although The
Simpsons animation series is the main “ text ” for this class , it is supplemented by

Author: Elizabeth J. Tisdell

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131736865

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Popular culture and entertainment media create an environment that has an enormous influence on all of us. We are constantly bombarded with messages that affect how we think, consciously and unconsciously, about ourselves, others, and the wider world. This environment has far more power to educate--or miseducate--than all adult education programs combined, simply because virtually everyone is immersed in it. Scholars and practitioners have paid relatively little attention to the role of popular culture in the field of adult education, even though many educators of adults use it in their work to teach critical media literacy, to discuss diversity and equity issues, and to explore many aspects of adult development and learning. In this volume, several practitioners illustrate and explain the ways in which they use popular culture in various adult education settings. This is the 113th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.

The Elephant in the Classroom

When Bart Simpson , from The Simpsons returned his school textbooks to his
teacher at the end of the school year , he proudly told his teacher that his maths
book was “ still in its original wrapping ” . When a speaking Barbie was first ...

Author: Jo Boaler


ISBN: PSU:000067153732

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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15 million adults in England alone struggle with maths, why is this and how can teachers and parents change that with the next generation? This is a pratical explanation of what has gone wrong and a positive approach to improving how students of all abilities can learn mathematics.

Case Studies of High School Students Reading

An example of this kind of convergence is described in Hobbs's ( 1998 ) article "
The Simpsons Meet Mark Twain : Analyzing Popular Media Texts in the
Classroom . " Hobbs helps students discover that Twain's project of exposing
cultural ...

Author: Anne R. Reeves


ISBN: UOM:39015053365584



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Learning and Living Media Culture in the College Classroom

After sitting and listening to our discussion in class about white trash individuals I
felt other races were left out of this stereotyping . I happen to come across an
episode of the " Simpsons " and Milhouse said to Bart , " Well , you're nothing but

Author: Walter R. Jacobs (III)


ISBN: IND:30000067774798

Category: Ethnology

Page: 614

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The World According to the Simpsons

Here , we gain insight into both Lisa's character — we can see the makings of a
liberal iconoclast — and the school system's repression of creativity . By
examining these aspects ing sequence , we can safely assume that The
Simpsons ...

Author: Steven Keslowitz

Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated

ISBN: PSU:000061014060

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 130


The hottest new "Simpsons studies" book.

Images of Schoolteachers in America

This book explores images of schoolteachers in America from the beginning of the 20th century to the present, using a wide range of approaches to scholarship and writing.

Author: Pamela Bolotin Joseph

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135674748

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This book explores images of schoolteachers in America from the beginning of the 20th century to the present, using a wide range of approaches to scholarship and writing. It is intended for both experienced and aspiring teachers to use as a springboard for discussion and reflection about the teaching profession and for contemplating these questions: What does it mean to be a teacher? What has influenced and sustained our beliefs about teachers? New in the second edition * The focus is shifted to the teaching profession as the 21st century unfolds. * The volume continues to explore teacher images through various genres--oral history, narrative, literature, and popular culture. In the second edition, the authors place more emphasis on the social-political context that has shaped teachers' daily experiences and the teaching profession itself. In the study of teacher images and schooling, the essays draw from feminist research methods and the critical tradition in educational inquiry to probe issues of power and authority, race, social class, and gender. * The emphasis is on the multidimensionality of teacher images rather than normative characterizations. * Six totally new chapters have been written for this new edition: an "invented interview" spanning 100 years of school teaching; portraits of progressive activist teachers; an exploration of teachers in fiction for young adults; a retrospective of the satirical cartoon show, The Simpsons; a study of crusading and caring teachers in films; and an overview of progressive classroom practices in "the new millennium." Seven chapters have been thoroughly revised to reflect current scholarship and the authors' evolving knowledge and interests.

Teach to the Whole Class

Effective Teaching Methods for a Diverse Student Body : Conference Materials
Gonzaga University. School of Law. ... What lessons can teachers draw from MTV
or The Simpsons that will help us communicate better with today ' s law students

Author: Gonzaga University. School of Law. Institute for Law School Teaching. Conference


ISBN: STANFORD:36105061788019

Category: Law


View: 271


The Springfield Reformation

The Simpsons(TM), Christianity, and American Culture Jamey Heit. Ganssle ...
What ' s Science Ever Done For Us ? What The Simpsons Can Teach Us about
Physics , Robots , Life , and the Universe . Hoboken ... in the Classroom . ”
English ...

Author: Jamey Heit

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131702453

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

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Investigates how The Simpsons blends important elements of contemporary American religious culture with a clear critique of the institutions and individuals that participate in and uphold that culture, offering a valuable addition to discussions about Christianity in America. Simultaneous.

Planet Simpson

Originally aired in June 2002 , the episode ( “ Simpsons Already Did It ' ) features
a subplot in which an acquaintance of the ... As Principal Skinner ponders Lisa
Simpson's impending nuptials , he pays a visit to her old classroom , where the ...

Author: Chris Turner


ISBN: STANFORD:36105114947786

Category: Simpsons (Fictitious characters)

Page: 471

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The Simpsons Handbook

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LEARN PERSPECTIVE SPECTIVE OOO . CC ZZZZZ Here ' s a rare example of '
three - point perspective . We ' re obviously looking down on the room from ...

Author: Matt Groening

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: UCSD:31822034646588

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

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An instructional tribute to hand-drawn animation provides coverage of character design, backgrounds, and prop art using the popular Simpsons characters, in a guide that draws on the secrets of the show's creators to explain a wide range of topics.

School Library Journal

CLASSROOM Enbeggening the Learning Experience with the Wisdom of
Springfield KARMA WALTONEN and DENISE DU VERNAY The Texas Iligher
and Faste Rangers ...



ISBN: PSU:000061877634

Category: Children's libraries


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