Hi all, I'm going to use this space to brainstorm and ask questions, in addition to uploading episodes and providing resources, to those following along and interested in hearing about things. This past week I started wondering about what it would look like to release bonus episodes.
Before saying more about that, my schedule for full episode releases would be the same -- 3 to 4 weeks. I'm also trying to keep each episode around the same time -- 20 to 25 minutes. There's lot of good content from conversations that you don't get to hear. Each conversation is about an hour long so I'm editing out quite a bit to get within 20-25 minutes.
What do you think about bonus episodes in the in-between weeks? Maybe around the same time I'm uploading resources mentioned in previous episodes and conversations. Would you be interested in listening to something like that? I was thinking these bonus episodes could be 5 to 10 minutes, and could cover a single question. That question would be practical in nature: how-to / how-do-you / an advice-driven question and answer.
Tell me what you think (comment below?). And please feel free to comment with a question you'd like to ask a teacher in this bonus episode format. I might create a poll on Twitter to see if there's any interest. Oh yeah, I'm going to start posting quotes on Instagram from previous episodes, too. I'm still learning and trying to figure things out. What works, what doesn't, what y'all would like to hear / see. Thanks for following along and being collaborators.
Until next time,
In this episode, Stephanie Vie talks about using social media in the writing classroom, students' responses to social media writing assignments, and how she is mentoring graduate students and working closely with program directors to help support writing initiatives within her department.
Hi all, I wrote a blog post for Teacher-Scholar-Activist about Pedagogue. If you want, give it a read. I talk more about the purpose behind the podcast.
Here's an excerpt:
"Most of my favorite conversations happen inside the classroom with students. The classroom is where local communities happen; where people come together and diverse perspectives are heard, where we listen to one another and grow together....there's also another space I find extremely generative and transformational -- and that's when we come together as teachers and colleagues to talk about teaching. You know, when we sit around the same table and ask questions: what are you doing in class? what's working? what's not working? what's it like teaching this type of writing task or engaging with that type of reading? how are students responding? how are you being an advocate for students and their labor? Pedagogue has the potential to make these localized table conversations larger, which can hopefully serve as a resource for teachers."
Thanks for reading,
Hi everyone, as I've mentioned in previous posts, I want this blog space to be an additional resource for teachers and scholars as well as a space for more conversation to exist. So after each episode, during the in-between weeks, I'm going to post resources that were mentioned in previous episodes. Contributors often mention different texts/materials they use in the classroom, or that has informed their own teaching and writing. My hope is these posts will be accessible and will help bring more attention to these resources.
I had the good fortune to talk with Mike Rose for Episode 1 and Episode 2. Here are some of the resources mentioned during our conversations:
2015 Kenyon Review interview with Mike Rose
Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Underprepared by Mike Rose
Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness by Krista Ratcliffe
Critical Strategies for Academic Thinking and Writing by Mike Rose and Malcolm Kiniry
Of Human Potential: An Essay in the Philosophy of Education by Israel Scheffler
I hope this helps,
Hi all, Episode 3 will be released this Friday, 06/21. We have a wonderful guest joining us. Stephanie Vie! Stephanie is someone I really look up to, someone who is an advocate for graduate students and junior faculty and their work/labor. In Episode 3, we talk about social media in the writing classroom, how social media can be used for building community, we talk about her research on how students perceive social media working with writing, we discuss privacy, surveillance and ethics, mentoring teachers and supporting writing initiatives in programs and departments.
Here's an excerpt from our conversation about using social media in the writing classroom:
"I've realized that as I've done more and more with social media in my teaching that when you incorporate it, you're opening up avenues for really wonderful, magical things to happen, and you're opening up these possibilities for ethical challenges that you need to think through ahead of time."
Thanks for listening and sharing,
Teachers talking writing