As an educator there are plenty of reasons to be on Twitter or to engage on other social media platforms. I’m a PE teacher finishing up a year’s hiatus from the classroom and looking forward to getting back into the routine of working with real children. That said, my intellectual excursions this year have taken… Continue reading In Deep Water With Audrey and Tressie
Unpacking the unreal response to my last post. “Unreal” applies to my perception. I wrote my poem with some urgency but could not, would not anticipate the scope and depth of feedback I received. I am still reeling from the experience. I wrote a thing about wearing my hair in its natural state to school… Continue reading A Complicated Response
Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom has a new book out and I’m beyond excited to have it in my hands very soon. In THICK she offers us a collection of essays which connect the personal with the political, the theoretical with oh-my-God-that-really-happened real. I can tell you this because while I wait for my own precious… Continue reading Welcome, THICK!
January 2018 I published a book of poems. In German. February 2018 I visited Cairo and got to spend time with Maha Bali and Paul Prinsloo. I discovered The care is real, The warmth is genuine, The trust is grounded, The love is what we thought it could be. Yes. Yes, it is. March 2018… Continue reading 2018 on edifiedlistener, selected blog posts
I’ve been thinking about growth and learning and the value of reading widely and I’m on vacation this week so I’m not completely exhausted by the process. I’ve been thinking about arrivals – how we get to places, how we navigate routes, select paths, decide which destination comes first. Learning involves movement in one form… Continue reading I’ve Been Thinking
For days I was eager to get back to my laptop to finally be able to write again. Really write. And here I am with a little time and peace and I feel empty rather than full. At the same time I do have a need and desire to share a few helpful/useful/peace-bringing reads which… Continue reading Words Worth Reading
These last few days I’ve been following the Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute going on at Mary Washington University in Virginia. I tuned in first for Tressie McMillan Cottom’s keynote on Monday and enjoyed a “hallway conversation” via Virtual Connecting with Tressie, Sean Michael Morris and Cathy Davidson and about 7 other virtual guests via Google… Continue reading What is an institution?
I recently shared a list of role models and mentors on Twitter. There are lots of reasons for me to be here but right now my heart is swelling with gratitude for so many wonderful role models. 1/? — Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) April 2, 2016 My role models & mentors: @RafranzDavis , @sarahdateechur, @tressiemcphd, @RusulAlrubail,… Continue reading Mentor, vb. trans.
I’ll admit: The Starbucks #RaceTogether campaign has my attention. I’ll fault Twitter which is, of course, where I caught wind of it and began noting the numerous witty retorts appearing in my feed. Above all, I was amused. Then curious, then amused, and now back to curious. Starbucks' #RaceTogether invites customers to talk about race.… Continue reading Incongruity Theory and #RaceTogether