culturally relevant pedagogy
As I look in the rear view mirror at this past semester, I marvel at the grand experiment of my #WritingRace class at Kean University that I blogged about as we embarked on our journey. I decided to take co-learning one step further. When I first met my fantastic group of graduate and undergraduate students for this course, I announced that they were in charge of their own...
I am suggesting that while the remark "English ain't relevant" may appear, on the surface, to be without substance, or maybe even crude, it actually is a remark which upon investigation raises fundamental questions about American society. To dismiss such a remark as wrongheaded is to ignore the likelihood that the makers of the remark know something about this America that is yet incomprehensible...
Keywords: digital storytelling, critical literacy, culturally relevant pedagogy, social change, #dlday, community engagement
For digital learning day, I wanted to both celebrate the work of my students and explore the relationship between digital media and equity; how do we use digital media to enhance academic instruction, while also teaching for transformation?
Keywords: digital storytelling, urban, digital writing, change, critical pedagogy, transformation, critical theory, critical literacy, marginalized communities, students of color, secondary, oppression, critical race theory, culturally responsive, culturally relevant pedagogy
Youth are communicating with each other and the larger society today using a variety of digital and social media tools, but what are they saying? What possibilities do these digital tools hold for social, political, and economic change?