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I really like your blog. How do you incorporate your fandom into your classroom? I am a pre-service SPED teacher and I am a big SW, TWD, DW, etc fan as well. I am going to have a Super Hero classroom. Do you have any advice for me?
Thanks so much for your comment! I love your idea of a Super Hero classroom! I always think kids needs visuals, so my advice would be to stock up on posters and books. My classroom has all these little corners of my own fandom, and I find that the kids really love it. They ask me questions, they want to talk about them, and sometimes we find that we have shared fandoms in common! My room has quotes from Tolkien and Doctor Who that I’ve asked kids to write about in their journals. I have my own collectibles scattered around the room, and kids (with permission) can pick them up and look at them. I also try to stock up on any books that can engage them- DK has a great line of encyclopedias that are visual for low readers about Star Wars, DW, MARVEL…you name it. It sounds like you know what you’re doing! The kids are going to love that you bring in the superhero element and I think showing some of your own fandoms will also make them see you as relatable.
Just as an aside, some of coworkers do not get why I bring in all my posters and collectibles, but at the end of the day, I have to spend a minimum of eight hours in my classroom. I might as well be happy! Good luck, and thanks again for your comments. It means so much!
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