You know that feeling, that post-conference high after all the amazing speakers, the unbelievable conversations, the bevy of aha moments you are carrying with you…And you're thinking about what's next… pic.twitter.com/eCzWugkuo7
— Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) December 5, 2020
Group Facilitation and icebreakers
Icebreakers as a source of disdain, annoyance or derision comes up often in my feed and I get it. Folks resent being set up to reveal themselves superficially or to potentially end up as the punchline of a bad joke. This occurs more often than we likely admit. https://t.co/J8QgKr0KWs
— Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) July 24, 2020
Digital Identity at Digital Pedagogy Lab Online 2020
As I'm planning for #DigitalIdentity online this summer, I find myself thinking and rethinking what that space and time can become. The tendency to "over-architecture" how the group will come together is strong. Fear of doing too little is real. 3/
— Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) June 25, 2020
July 26 – August 2, 2020 Digital Pedagogy Lab will be happening online. https://t.co/UDmHLANWXO
If you're wondering what that means, please check out the website. I want to say a few words about what I have planned for my course, #DigitalIdentity.
— Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) June 11, 2020
Black Lives Matter Protests and Calls for Anti-Racist Education
I'm thinking about all the kinds of support people relatively new to 'race talk' actually need.
One of the biggest steps that white people and anyone else new to conversations about racism can do is to examine #whiteness.
— Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) June 8, 2020
So here's a thread of resources by white and Black folks talking about this very topic! A great starting point is the podcast series #SeeingWhite. It's impossible to go wrong here. https://t.co/ATmbLKxu68
— Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) June 8, 2020
Sure there are surprises but the posts that catch eyes, that garner immediate attention tend to: 1) address race/Blackness directly, 2)involve sharing a discomfort or strong (likely negative) emotion, 3) focus on individual experience rather than group or system level. 4/
— Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) June 17, 2020
With all due respect, 'eradicating racism in schools' as a chat?
I understand the urgency, the sudden waking up, and agonizing over what is to be done but I am frustrated at this framing. 1/ https://t.co/Rlu3ZAgGnF
— Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) June 6, 2020
Working for justice – what exactly does that look like for you? Financial support for social justice organizations? Material donations where they are needed? Calling/writing your representatives to demand political action? So far, I have done none of these but will do 1 today. 2/
— Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) May 30, 2020
About this distance learning – I've been reading up and talking with folks who have practiced digital teaching and learning for a while and I'm noticing with the sudden and speedy pivots from f2f, especially for K-12, that the breathlessness of the act seems deadly. 1/
— Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) March 18, 2020
We need to talk about the gendered nature of this new work from home while homeschooling your offspring while also keeping house arrangement…
This abrupt smooshing of labor demands – physical, mental, emotional – all within the domestic space… This may not end well… pic.twitter.com/MFfyC9vNcZ
— Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) March 17, 2020
What I thought might be possible while enacting "stay-at-home" orders:
1. I will read a lot -> I have made my way very slowly through 2 books. That's it.
2. So much writing! -> I can barely tweet coherently let alone put more that a couple of paragraphs together. 1/4
— Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) April 16, 2020
This morning I'm thinking about how privilege distorts our perception and response to a wider crisis. If you're in the fortunate position to be shielded from the worst effects of the pandemic, a push to continue business as usual can take the upper hand. (a mini rant) 1/
— Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) April 10, 2020
On hiking in the Alps:
I had no idea that hiking was likely to become a thing I do. Surprise! In the space of a week I've discovered what I'm capable of. And with these experiences under my belt, I can fashion a different vision of how I might like to walk through the world. pic.twitter.com/eNh20pwnuC
— Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) July 4, 2020
In German, the word for hike is "wandern". Today we "wandered" deliberately up and down a mountain. There were points at which I really struggled but I also know that once you're up, you have to get yourself back down. #BlackAndOutdoors Always learning. 9/fin pic.twitter.com/UVcaWuQNhx
— Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) June 28, 2020