FEATURED HOST AND AUTHOR
ANTERO GARCIA is an assistant professor in the graduate school of education at Stanford University, a former high school English teacher, and co-founder of SLAM, NCTE’s Assembly on Studies in Literacies and Multimedia. His research interests include how technology and gaming shape both youth and adult learning, literacy practices, and civic identities. Garcia has been widely published; his most recent books are Good Reception: Teens, Teachers, and Mobile Media in a Los Angeles High School, Doing Youth Participatory Action Research: Transforming Inquiry with Researchers, Educators, and Students (with Nicole Mirra and Ernest Morrell), and Pose, Wobble, Flow: A Culturally Proactive Approach to Literacy Instruction (with Cindy O’Donnell-Allen).
GREG MICHIE is currently in Act III of a 30-year career as an educator. From 1990-1999, he taught 7th and 8th graders in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, where he developed a media literacy course and video production program. He left the classroom in 1999 to pursue his PhD and spent a decade as a professor/teacher educator, preparing new teachers for work in Chicago schools. In 2012 he came full circle, returning to classroom teaching in the same school and community where he taught in the 1990s. He has published numerous essays and articles about teaching in city schools, and is the author of five books and coauthor of two others. His latest are Same as It Never Was: Notes on a Teacher’s Return to the Classroom (2019) and Holler If You Hear Me: Comic Edition (2020). Follow him on Twitter @GregoryMichie.