Tawnya Smith

21 Flips | 2 Magazines | @TawnyaSmith4uke | Teacher and Writer

5 Critical Questions for the Innovative Educator

Technology is a crucial part of what is happening in the classroom, and whenever a new hardware or software comes out, educators are thinking, “How …

The Importance of Teaching Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is a term that is given much discussion without much action. K-12 educators and administrators are pushed to teach the necessities …

Attending to complexity; or, how do I say anything about Twitter? – Kevin G. Smith

(This is part 1, read part 2 here)<p>When Moya Bailey visited our class I asked a question about her emerging research using Twitter data. I asked about …

When Schools Become Dead Zones of the Imagination

If the right-wing billionaires and apostles of corporate power have their way, public schools will become “dead zones of the imagination,” reduced to …

Critical Pedagogy & Individual Practice

Crookes (2013) defines critical language pedagogy as the interaction between the theories and practices of language teaching to foster learning, …

Critical Pedagogy, Organic Writing, and the Changing Nature of Scholarship

Using critical pedagogy as the foundation for their work in hybrid and fully-digital environments, Jesse Stommel (Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at University of Wisconsin-Madison; @Jessifer) and Pete Rorabaugh (Assistant Professor of English in the English, Technical Communication, and …

Lauren Anderson: Grit, Galton, and Eugenics

<i>Editor's Note, March 22: In reviewing this post, we believe it erred in not seeking a response from Angela Duckworth or educators who support her</i> …

Attallah College of Educational Studies

Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies<p>Changing Education. Changing the World.<p>The faculty, supported by four accreditations, strives to …

Brainstorming ideas for how to use critical media pedagogy in their schools #PEOPE http://t.co/sw1SICU440

What Is Critical Pedagogy, Really?

Teaching . . . is often treated simply as a set of strategies and skills to use in order to teach prespecified subject matter. In this context, …

Glimpse Pivots To Privacy-Focused Group Messaging For Teens

Security-focused ephemeral messaging app Glimpse is going through some major restructuring, with one co-founder departing as the startup shifts gears from general-purpose photo and video messaging to focus on groups and teens in particular.<p>The biggest news is that co-founder and CTO Pax Dickinson …

Steven Pinker: These Are the Grammar Rules You Don't Need to Follow

Steven Pinker—the Harvard cognitive scientist who also chairs the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary—is not a fan of many of the “rules” …

Language

Book News: Bob Dylan's Lyrics Get Their Own Book — And It's Massive

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>The words that so many ears know so well will soon be getting a place on the printed page — 1,034 pages, as a matter of fact. The songs of Bob Dylan have been compiled, annotated and illustrated in a collection so …

A Mortician Talks Openly About Death, And Wants You To, Too

Talking about death isn't easy, but mortician Caitlin Doughty is trying to reform how we think about the deaths of loved ones — and prepare for our own.<p>"My philosophy is honesty," Doughty tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross. "I think that we've been so hidden from death in this culture for such a long …

Reading Ulysses: Mischief in the Woods

In a recent Washington Post article on homework, it was declared that homework has no value for raising test scores (except a “wee bit”). Beyond …

RT @BWaiC: This is how much we want democracy. Sleeping on an occupied highway when govt denied talks. Wait another day. #umhk http://t.co/nb1mlDcwy7