If you are looking to offer your female pupils a decisive and strong figure to aspire to then popular fiction could be the first place to start your search. A leading education academic believes that more teachers need to look at heroines such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Katniss from the The Hunger Games or Hermione in Harry Potter to teach girls about the proactive roles that women can play in society. https://www.tes.com/news/school-new...ls-be-more-buffy-and-less-bella-academic-says But do you agree with Professor Christine Jarvis? Are you an advocate of the use of popular modern fiction in the classroom and can it really be used to teach important life lessons? Would it be better to show female and male students real-life role models that they can relate to and aspire to be?