Hello everyone! I'm excited to launch Pedagogue, a podcast about teachers talking writing. Pedagogue is designed to foster and promote diverse voices at various institutions. Each episode will be with one (or more) teacher and will last about 20-25 minutes. My hope is these conversations encourage and inspire us, that Pedagogue becomes a place where teachers find community, where ideas and classroom practices are shared, where we learn from one another, where we get a closer look at what other teachers are doing elsewhere. All for the betterment of our classrooms and for our students. That's the purpose of Pedagogue. I sent out a tweet in early April 2019 asking if anyone would be interested in a podcast about teachers talking writing:
"Hi, I'm thinking about creating a website and podcast called 'Pedagogue' where I have conversations with different teachers, reflecting on teaching writing, what inspires them, their work, challenges, etc. Diverse institutions, diverse teachers, diverse specialties. Any interest"?
It circulated. I was surprised by the attention, and about a week or so later, I created the site. I reached out to a few people (some I knew, most I didn't). And now, here we are with Episode 1: Mike Rose (pt. 1). My goal is to use this blog as a way to reflect on my conversations with teachers -- I see this as another opportunity to promote teachers, to share, to collaborate. So please follow along and contribute.
Thanks for teaching, thanks for caring. Until next time.