a quick pin, excerpted from Lauren Berlant's Cruel Optimism (p. 63-69): Here, figures move transversally across spaces, quickly and lingeringly, reflectively and in the flesh, projecting and sensing atmospheres and impacts to which they have to catch up and respond. Sometimes they unlearn, sometimes they repeat, sometimes they surprise themselves, often they just lean numbly or … Continue reading Composing ‘Histories of the Present’
often, when we teach, we take risks. we do this with the hope that something beautiful will happen-the dawning of understanding, conceptual clarity, anything meaningful. these risks cultivate growth-either in the students who make meaning or in the instructor who learned that 'this is not the way.' to further complicate matters, the student-teacher cocktail is … Continue reading risk.
Ergas, Oren. "Overcoming the Philosophy/Life, Body/Mind Rift: Demonstrating Yoga as embodied-lived-philosophical-practice." Educational Philosophy and Theory (2012): 1-13. Web. 14 Nov. 2015. Abstract: Philosophy’s essence depicted by Socrates lies in its role as pedagogy for living, yet its traditional treatment of ‘body’ as a hindrance to ‘knowledge’ in fact severs it from life, transforming it into … Continue reading Ergas, Oren. Overcoming the Philosophy/Life, Body/Mind Rift: Demonstrating Yoga as embodied-lived-philosophical-practice
just a note to remind myself that this is here, and this is wonderful. particularly for consideration of this spring's celebration of student writing. perhaps we will shift from objectified stance to participatory projects ... love this 'how to'!
in planning for the fall term, i came across a note to future self from past self. 'try proprioceptive writing method in wrtg120.' so here i sit with Vivaldi, revisiting Metcalf&Simon's Writing the Mind Alive  and planning a student workshop. this method centers on process writing - not formal/crafted. the writing is done in a 25-minute burst [optimal … Continue reading proprioceptive writing.
[Excerpts from a paper composed in "Issues in the Teaching of Writing" with Dr. Cathy Fleischer] Research as a Living Process in and beyond the First-year Writing Classroom My Experience This term, I have experienced some real sticking points in the teaching of research in my WRTG 121, Researching the Public Experience, classroom. On … Continue reading Research as a Living Process in and Beyond the First-year Writing Classroom
Style: Toward Clarity and Grace excites the grammar nerd in me - the little girl who would diagram sentences for fun. I was strangely comforted to read the bit about the ridiculousness of early academic writing attempts, even though I readily admit that my cheeks turned seven shades of pink as specific examples of my own … Continue reading Williams, Joseph M. Style: Toward Clarity and Grace
Yagelski, R. (2000). Literacy Matters: Writing and reading the social self. New York: Teachers College Press. Google Review: Literacy can empower students, but it may also limit their understanding if taught without regard for the context of their lives. Using his encounters with students, in high school, college, and state prison classrooms, as well as his … Continue reading Yagelski, Robert., Literacy Matters: Writing and reading the social self
Brandt, Deborah, and Katie Clinton. "Limits of the Local: Expanding Perspectives on Literacy as Social Practice." Journal of Literacy Research 34.3 (2002): 337-56. Print. Abstract: This essay reflects on how the social practice model of literacy, an approach that defines reading and writing as situated, social practices, undertheorizes certain aspects of literacy, making it … Continue reading Brandt, Deborah, and Katie Clinton. “Limits of the Local: Expanding Perspectives on Literacy as Social Practice”
McCreight, J. (2011).The importance of being heard: Responses of one first grade class to the representation of AAVE in picture books. Journal of Language and Literacy Education [Online], 7(1), 35-48. Abstract: The following article will address the need for classrooms to promote the use of children’s literature whose characters speak in a dialect other than … Continue reading McCreight, Jennifer.The importance of being heard