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ReMediating Identity and Bluster

This make started out more ambitiously.  I was thinking about what I might do when the news of Chris Christie’s announcement of his presidential bid came on the radio.  Much of the coverage was focused on Christie’s history of bluster … Continue reading

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Mapping the Nodes, Take Two

In a week in which in which I’ve had too little time to get any blog post  beyond the draft stage, I did import the newest sets of data on the Mapping the Nodes form and present to you Take … Continue reading

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Mapping the Nodes: First Take

Wondering who all the people in #rhizo15 are beneath the tweets, I tossed together a Google form a few days ago and invited people to answer some basic questions about themselves. The form is here and if people want to … Continue reading

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The People at the Nodes

There have been comments on Facebook and Twitter about coming to know people in work like #rhizo15– both about the excellence of quick connections to lively and generous people, and also about the distinctive challenge of doing this much open … Continue reading

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Rhizomes as Weeds and as Salvation

I’m sick for the first week of #rhizome15. I could feel it coming just as the tweets started up… the sore throat and stuffy head, and two days later, I have energy for little but clicking through the many posts … Continue reading

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Silence, Voice, Anarchy, and Schooling

I have had an ambivalent  relationship with formal schooling. In a small town high school on the edge of the the cornfields of the rural US, my teachers gave a good student like me a lot of freedom.  It was not unusual for me … Continue reading

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Critical Pedagogy Sans People

I had stopped trying to keep up with Giroux’s work some time ago.  I read him diligently as a new scholar, but for me, he was always one of those authors that made me question whether I’d make it in … Continue reading

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I Feel Anger Sometimes. But Not At You. Really.

When women are prevented from expressing anger at injustice, transgression, or violence, they are forced to submit without expressing resistance. Further, women’s silence is interpreted as willing agreement to their subordination. -Megan Boler, Feeling Power, Loc 420 I do not … Continue reading

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What if Freire’s Students Were On Tumblr?

A few years ago in class, we were having  lively conversation about different interpretations students had about an author’s position.  One of the students, a young woman who was the first in her family to attend college, just pulled out … Continue reading

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Critical and Connected Pedagogies

It’s been years since I read Freire. I’ve been working in an around various forms of critical pedagogy since. And I was very pleasantly surprised when I read in this week’s prompt for the Critical Pedagogy Mooc Mooc: Jesse Stommel … Continue reading

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