Nerding out on a syllabus design unit for #TBLT and my (virtual) job at Cooperativa Serveis Linguistics de Barcelona. Rereading Long & Crookes (1991),
adding stuff, adding tangents, thinking about how the field has and hasn't moved on in 27 years.
UM GEO 3550 Strike Day 9
Oh look we're in Inside Higher Ed
My presentation from today #JACET中部 #tesol #英語 http://www.marcjones.tokyo/2020/09/12/problems-teaching-listening-online/
Here are some tips I've come up with for academics giving remote presentations.
Feel free to let me know what you'd add to this!
It is very important to say 'I don't know' and to practice not knowing. Academia demands that we be experts, and if we stumble at all then we are punished for it. We are not allowed to have partial knowledge or ongoing knowledge.
But that's toxic. It's okay and good to not know things - even things in your own field.
The beauty of it all is that we will never fully know anything. We can only ever learn more.
Updates to scholar.social Community Standards
I've made some changes to the Community Standards
The big ones are:
1. "Providing unsolicited advice to strangers" is now explicitly "unwelcome conduct" (nothing happened to prompt this, but I felt it was good to state explicitly, just in case)
2. There is now a rule against "falsely representing oneself as a member of a minority"
UM GEO 3550 Strike Day 1
We’re striking for universal remote work for ALL workers, not just grad students, a universal $2500 emergency grant for all grad students, lifting restrictions on childcare subsidies, and defunding campus cops by 50%. These are incredible demands and as one of the oldest grad student unions, it’s our responsibility to push the most radical demands and really bring thjs university to its knees.
Up the strike!
Down with admin!
I wrote some of my thoughts about the book on my blog. http://getgreatenglish.com/ftsd/2020/09/01/radical-pedagogy-reading-group-freire-p-2000-pedagogy-of-the-oppressed-penguin/
#RPCrew So Freire was disappointing. Am I the only one thinking he didn't go far enough, that he was very patrician - so like mixed messages - and, uh, Mao, Che and Castro quotes?
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