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Empathy and Judgment: Lessons for Teaching (and Living)

I felt my eyes roll upwards towards the roof of the car as I played a Love + Radio podcast episode that described the complex history and people of Richmond, Virginia. My bemusement flipped on like a switch during an interview with a storyteller who specialized in telling Christian-inflected fairytales. In her story an elderly… Continue reading Empathy and Judgment: Lessons for Teaching (and Living)

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Doing Academic Conferencing Differently: The Digital Pedagogy Lab (Toronto)

It was a thoughtful conference structure: cohort-based "courses" during the day, then workshops and plenaries at each day's close as attendees were running out of juice. We were encouraged throughout to opt-in to what we found useful, but we could also opt out: leave the premises, take a long lunch, or just sit and make… Continue reading Doing Academic Conferencing Differently: The Digital Pedagogy Lab (Toronto)

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Congress 2018: Openings and Closings

The closing convening day for both of my associations started off with an important conversation at ACCUTE about protecting those in the academy without power and those whose critical public scholarship put them at risk for attack. Teams, alliances, training, and Judy Chicago's amazing art are all strategies to ensure that we listen, believe, support,… Continue reading Congress 2018: Openings and Closings