This was one of my favorite frames that I read. I have always loved traveling, seeing new places. I love voyages, and with my past in yachting I could help pull this frame.
Thought 1: I absolutely loved reading this first ½ of this book. I loved reading the text, reading the pictures and reading between the text and pictures. As I read, I thought about my learning survey, and how so much of my learning comes through visual representations. With the written text and the adjoining comic illustrations I feel like I can get so much more out of the message. I love the graphic novel format and can’t wait to read more.
Thought 2: When reading about Quinn, I thought of a student in my class. G, he has only been at Cluny for a few years but he already has a reputation. He has been labeled energetic, unfocused and distracting. I thought about how these labels are limiting (pg 18) and they “lower(s) our sights, misdirect(s) our vision, suppress(es) possibilities(y).” (pg 18). Ayers’s specialist says “I’m concerned about his ability to sit and learn” in reference to Quinn (pg 17). I am concerned about G’s ability to complete tasks, but I am not concerned about his ability to learn because I have seen him have great insight into what we are reading, he loves participating, is kind to his classmates and he loves sharing. He may not be able to “sit and learn” but maybe he can stand and learn, talk and learn, share and learn.
Thought 3: Who is Bill Ayers… I don’t often remember author’s names but Bill Ayers sounded so familiar I had to look into it (it came from the 2008 presidential election time period). When I started to google his name a lot of interesting information came up. I think it is important to know about the authors who are writing the texts that we read. Bill Ayers Bio