Hi all, recently, and separately, Steve Parks and Nancy Sommers wrote about their Pedagogue episodes on Bedford Bits. You can check out Steve's blog post here. And Nancy's here. Both of them ask us to come together and contribute our own ideas and thoughts to their reflections. If you have some time, I would encourage you to comment on their posts.
I love seeing how Pedagogue is getting out to these other spaces and how people are using the podcast to reflect on their own teaching and using it to help generate more conversations about teaching writing and using it as a resource. This is definitely what I had in mind when I created the podcast -- for it to be used in different contexts in different classrooms with different teachers. So please keep sharing and following along.
Since Kyle and Dana's episode, I've had a lot of graduate students contact me. And I'm super thankful. I've spoken to about six over the past two weeks. I've been really encouraged by their work and energized by those conversations. I'm excited to see these emerging scholars move teaching writing and the field in incredible ways.
Here we are at the start of the school year (my favorite time of the year!). I wish you nothing but the best as you step into the classroom and meet and interact with your students. What a special privilege we have as teachers. What an amazing opportunity to listen and see students develop as learners and writers. For us to grow alongside them.
I'm going to release a new episode next week. Stay tuned.
Teachers talking writing