March 18, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Review: Brave

Middle School is brutal. I know. I’ve been there for the last 15 years. (They won’t let me graduate!) Watching the ups and downs of my students is a real eye opener, and though it’s been a long time since I was really that age, it’s hard not to remember that sometimes lonely and confusing […]

Guest Post by Maria Selke: Harnessing Fandom to Teach the Hero’s Journey

I’ve always been proud of my fandom, but I’m even more thrilled that it is a powerful tool for instruction in my classroom.

Watch and Read: Once Upon a Time in Scotland: Brave

Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar kick off the summer movie season with a computer-animated feature film that blends adventure, elements of folklore and fantasy, and a whole lot of heart. Brave (PG) premieres in theaters on June 22, in traditional and 3D formats. Set in a mythical time in the untamed Scottish Highlands, the story centers around Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), daughter of the boisterous King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and stately Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson).