Kessen, Kathleen, Cecelia Traugh, and Felix Perez III. "Descriptive Inquiry as Contemplative Practice." Teachers College Record, vol. 108, no. 9, Sept. 2006, pp. 1862-80. To remember: The gift of vision . . . through which observing lays claim to its fullest possibilities, requires exercise to realize its power or it relapses into a kind of … Continue reading Kessen, Kathleen, Cecelia Traugh, and Felix Perez III. “Descriptive Inquiry as Contemplative Practice.”
draft 1: the ease of a rolling ball point across smooth whiteness pleases me. the coolness of my shared desktop meeting the pressure of my right hand's ulnar border, both calming and reassuring. thin purple lines feel too jaunty though, too thin to catch my eye and remind me of my current mantra. try again ... draft 2: … Continue reading gel pens & markers on post-its
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
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.
i cannot think of anything more grounding than the cushion of soft earth beneath sneakers, sunshine filtered through a bright green canopy, the whispers and crackles and scampers and songs of wildlife, lungs filled with sweet, fresh air already tinged with the earthy notes of autumn's decay, and a curious sidekick determined to make more discoveries … Continue reading tonic of wildness
the prompt: what does writing want? to touch and be touched [jean-luc nancy] to be understood [spinoza] to be habitual [goldberg] to be unhurried [pryor] to be mindful practice [boice] to make [shipka] to make change [schell, ahmed, fleischer] to connect to time/place/network [mueller] encounter/experience [deleuze, guattari] to move [massumi,manning] ...
Alexandria Peary (2016) The Role of Mindfulness in Kairos, Rhetoric Review, 35:1, 22-34, DOI: 10.1080/07350198.2016.1107825 Quotations [digestions]: Mindfulness approaches offer guidance in noticing the present, which can be applied to the rhetorical situation of composing to achieve positive outcomes in invention, engagement, and fluency. Mindfulness enhances kairotic practice in three important ways: first, by including … Continue reading Peary, Alexandria. “The Role of Mindfulness in Kairos”
[excerpted from Robert Boice's Advice for New Faculty Members] Seven Simple Practices of Mindfulness: awakeness and staying in the moment clear seeing of what needs doing and can be done calm efficiency in doing it, including timeliness freedom from destructive emotions connectedness and compassion with self and others letting go gentle self-discipline Exemplary Writing Styles Restated: … Continue reading gentle reminders
Gallo, Jessica and Herrmann, Bailey (2014) "Transforming Writing Teachers: Two Professional Development Possibilities," Teaching/ Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education: Vol. 3: Iss. 2, Article 8. Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/wte/vol3/iss2/8 This article focuses on two professional development opportunities, The National Writing Project and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, that provide transformative experiences for teachers. These two programs offer … Continue reading Gallo, Jessica and Hermann, Bailey. “Transforming Writing Teachers: Two Professional Development Possibilities”