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.