Teaching is a moral act. Our choice of course content is a moral decision, but so is the relationship we cultivate with students. Both physical and digital learning spaces require us to practice a politics of teaching, whether we’re conscious of it or not. However, traditional relationships between students and teachers come freighted with a model of interaction that often impedes learning. They are hierarchical. Progressive teaching, informed by a critical attention to pedagogy, resets the variables and insists on the classroom as a site of moral agency.If you're not reading the Hybrid Pedagogy blog by now, you should be. They kicked things off back in January and have filled me with so much Cool-aid I'm ready to pop. Look for more excellent thinking as the school year winds up.
As for me and my summer, I've been busy playing, when not making preparations for the coming year and our District's implementation of online enrollment. I'm looking forward to an exciting 2012-13 school year and hope to learn more with you soon!