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José at Escola Porto Alegre

José (pseudonym) is there again, as usual poorly dressed. He looks up for a moment when I enter, then returns to his work. His patience has always been remarkable to me. 771 more words


Grey Assessment

On the first day of high school, my daughter was initiated into a secret: her marks were subject to negotiation and self-advocacy. “Let’s just say you need a 90 to get a scholarship, and you have an 88…if you come to me, and you’ve been a hard worker and not given me any problems, I’m going to be more likely to give you that extra 2 percent…” said the bored teacher leaning up against a file cabinet to his neophytes. 102 more words

Exploring Youth in Contemporary Brazil at BERA Annual Conference 2016, Leeds, 15 Sept 9.00-11.00, SS 10.05

As Brazil enters a new phase of socio-economic and political turmoil, Dr. Michalis Kontopodis, will explore four everyday life scenes from contexts of youngsters involved in a variety of social and political movements in contemporary Brazil in an “innovative” storytelling session at… 147 more words


Social Justice and Critical Pedagogy

Social Justice, Critical Pedagogy

The social fibers in our society seem to be unraveling and the ruling class is scrambling to keep it together, as they fight over how to handle gaping social conditions. 1,492 more words

Contact(ed) Ethos

In day three of the two week graduate assistant instructor training, we talked a lot about teaching personas and how we come to these personas. We riffed on Malea Powell’s  “Learning (Teaching) to Teach (Learn)” and her CCCC address in which she asked us to consider all our relations. 883 more words


What and Who We Sponsor

In EMU’s two week graduate assistant training workshop, we were asked to write our literacy narratives. Below is my draft for that assignment:

Literacy seems to always be a deceptively easy word to define. 1,103 more words