Posts in "TEACH"

Encountering harmful discourses in the classroom

The intersections between learning, technology, and media are often the scene of tumult and change. These digital texts and tools provide groundbreaking advantages, and opportunities to information that cannot be underestimated. The Internet, video and music sharing sites, social media and mobile phones have quite literally changed our world forever. Sadly, this ubiquitous communications technology…

Interviewing my digital domains

Alan Levine recently posted a series of questions to help others think through some of thoughts and motivations as we develop and maintain a domain of our own. I've written a lot about this in the past, and I'll try to include some links to content/posts as I respond to the prompts. This is a…

Blogging, small-b, Big B

I've written quite a bit about blogging, and my creation of open education resources over the past on this website. A lot has changed in my blogging habits, and general digital identity construction since those posts. Most of the response that I get from colleagues, students, and tenure committees is "why in the world would…

What is “Critical Pedagogy”?

In an earlier post, I presented an overview of the literature on critical literacy and how it informs my perspectives on my work, research, and thinking. This was motivated by discussions in which colleagues and students indicate that they know/understand critical literacy, and then go on to equate it with critical evaluation. I think the…

Viewing your life as a project

One helpful focus that I've found in Stoic philosophies is the opportunity to consider our lives as an ongoing project. This includes a regular journey of ethical self-development. I first started this journey as I had just graduated from college. My Aunt and Uncle indicated that I had a job and was single with no…

What is “empowerment” in education?

The term empowerment, or an indication of a focus on empowering students or teachers, pops up again and again in my research and publications. One of the first instances is in my dissertation proposal and final materials. When I started writing about this, I received a lot of negative feedback from advisors in my program…