Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices By Cori Oyler

Cori Oyler’s digital story focuses on her thoughts connecting being gay with  reading Ralph Fletcher’s Boy Writers for her ED 201 “Future Teachers” class with Merrill Watrous, Spring 2013.

NOTE: This digital storytelling unit was mentored by Sandy Brown Jensen, Faculty Technology Specialist with Lane Community College’s Academic Technology Center. CONTACT:

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8 Responses to Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices By Cori Oyler

  1. Patricia Matsunaga says:

    Dear Cori,

    Yesterday you and everyone talked about your digital story. I really wanted to watch it. I did last night. It was very beautiful. I enjoyed how you started out feeling like you had to hide and by the end came out from behind the tree. 🙂 I also enjoyed the pictures, the book you partly based your story on, and your wonderful pictures 🙂 See you Wednesday! Enjoy your son’s graduation today! 🙂

  2. Alice Warner says:

    Cori – This is a courageous and insightful story! Thanks for sharing it. Warmly, Alice

  3. Rikkianne Chatfield says:


    Your heart is so big and we are all so fortunate to have you as a friend. The thought of you teaching gives me such great hope!
    Thank you for everything!

  4. Lesley Pilz says:

    Loved the courage it took for you to tell this story!

  5. Jacque says:

    Cori i love how you used the book as your own personal expirence. i like how you talked about being scarred but then coming out confident. love the pictures.

  6. Carissa says:

    Your personal story and connections throughout the story made it very powerful for me. I never really thought about the idea of boys not being able to connect as much with their women teachers until I watched this. You are going to make a wonderful role model and teacher for students! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Erin says:

    It is fantastic that you are able to take your past of feeling misunderstood, and relate it to a seperate problem and see how boys in school are often misunderstood. I think your background and clear compassion will make for a fantastic teacher in today’s diverse world, and it seems that you can bring a lot of help and knowledge to teachers who may not know how to easily connect to opposite gendered students 🙂

  8. mega says:

    hello, thats a good articel ! keep writing up !

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