Tim Smyth teaches 10th and 11th grade U.S. and modern history at Wissahickon High School in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Smyth has spoken about how he uses comics in his classroom at numerous conferences including Comic Cons in San Diego, New York and Chicago as well as at the Pennsylvania and National Council for the Social Studies conferences. He has also guest lectured at Gwynedd Mercy University and presented at multiple school districts. Smyth created @EdCampHuman for local teachers to exchange ideas and to connect with one another. His blog is historycomics.net.
Tim’s Recent Stories
Education May 08Column: How bringing comics into the classroom made me love teaching again
During Teacher Appreciation Week, this teacher shares why he remains passionate about his work -- he brings his passion for comics into the classroom, and it's paid off.
Education Mar 29How I use comic books as a learning tool in my social studies classroom
Comic books have had a long history of tackling social issues. Teacher Tim Smyth says comic books and graphic novels are powerful vehicles to engage students in both history and current events.