Happy Saturday, friends! If you've listened to Episode 27: Iris D. Ruiz (released this week!), then you heard about Pedagogue being awarded the 2019 Computers and Composition Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Scholarship Award.
I wanted to write to say how thankful I am for this recognition. This really means a lot to me. So thank you for listening and supporting the podcast. I told a short story on Twitter when I first heard the news:
When I was six years old, on the last day of kindergarten, my teacher asked me: "Shane, what did you learn this year?"
I told her, "To make friends."
[the other kids laughed]
Surprised, she said, "Well, what are you excited about for 1st grade?"
"Making more friends," I answered.
I started Pedagogue because I thought it would be really cool to have a space where teachers-scholars everywhere could talk about their teaching and writing. So a space that intentionally crossed institutions and positions. A space dedicated to amplifying the voices of others. Pedagogue is a platform for other people. And this podcast has always been about other people -- not me or my ideas and thoughts or my pedagogy and classroom practices. I press record and ask questions.
To me, this award says a lot about you. Your willingness to contribute to the podcast, as a guest or a listener. So thank you, thank you.
In this episode, Frankie Condon talks about centering writing classes and writing centers on antiracism, building sustainable spaces committed to language diversity, and how to incorporate class assignments that complement this kind of work.
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