Ok, you guys, my apologies first: I misspoke in class when I said we’d just do the three student essays for next week. Now that I’m looking back at the calendar, I see that we have the ideas you’ve been raising about lots of reading to discuss, and two blog presentations (we didn’t get to Weiheng’s last week, because we had so much with Elaine’s and Wooree’s.) So. We’ll still do the student essays, but we’ll slow the pace of that a little to accommodate the other reading.
- For the three of you who volunteered to post student essays this week: post them here by 10/23.
- For everyone: Read those three essays in the Dropbox folder and formulate notes and tentative grades on them by 10/30.
I’m saying this also because I think the readings for this week may help some of you think through pedagogical questions we’ve been discussing– about the ethical and political implications of grades and existing standards of “rigor”; about the best practices for collaborative pedagogy and peer review; about liking our students and wanting to be liked by them in return. A lot of things.
I am curious to hear what you’re going to find useful in Ching and Delpit, so I’m just not going to say another word. What do you like?