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Reading the Visual

Reading the Visual
FS 2012 is designed to support the artistic and educational endeavors of Dr. Frank Serafini. 

Frank’s New Book: Reading the Visual: An Introduction to Teaching Multimodal Literacy is now available from Teachers College Press.

Throughout 2014, I will be posting a 

Picturebook of the Day


Please use the links found on the right side of this page to explore the resources available on this website.

Educational Platform Statement:

Making sense of the world is a basic human process. Education should not get in the way of this process.

Literacy is the process of generating meanings in transaction with multimodal ensembles, including written text, visual images and design elements, from a variety of perspectives to meet the requirements of particular social contexts.

There is no such thing as a child that hates reading, just children that have not found the right book. 

Great teaching is an art, not a scripted program to be followed. With autonomy comes responsibility.

Until teachers treat teaching as a profession and not a job, they will never be treated as professionals.

Teachers must be critically reflective about their practice to improve.

Teaching and education are highly political actions.

There is nothing as practical as some good theory.

Constructive Irreverance is Key: Question Everything

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© Frank Serafini 2013