“DROP tha Cliche” is a marvelous loaded phrase, in the context of the hook (and graffiti, and advertising)! I wish we had a chance to play M.I.A. in class. —JJ
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Notice how (at least) two senses of this term—two levels of meaning—are juxtaposed in the OED’s definition. And recall our class discussion about how an awareness of and ability to read metanarratives (in the sense of a schematic world view) allow us to question and reconfigure them.
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I think this class has taught me alot of things which i would have never found out if I did not attend the program. It helped me not only with my analytical thinking but it also helped me with my essay writing. I think this will help me not only in my high school class but it will stick with me for when I go to college.
As part of the extended Thursday morning meeting, each class will give a group presentation of about seven minutes. You will have time to work together on it tomorrow in our class, and also in afternoon workshop. In the presentation, you are representing Writing Yourself In and talking about the learning community we created, the themes of the course, and what you learned together. Work together tomorrow to come up with a group presentation structure. Mentors and I will give you any help you need as you prepare, but Thursday morning is your time to make the presentation to the entire EnGAGE group. You might want to break the presentation up into different sections that particular people are responsible for, but it’s up to you. For example, you can talk about the WYI class theme, then talk about how it relates to the program theme of Educational Narratives and Social Justice, then talk about the texts we used (including in-class films, shorts and music), the weekly themes, the Tumblr page, the papers and revision process, your educational narrative journals, the way we modeled and explored different classroom formats, etc. You can also talk about particular conversations we had, or realizations we came to, or ways the class helped prepare you for college, what you learned about critical thinking and writing, and anything else you want to talk about.
You don’t have to do all of that, of course. The main objective is for each class to share its experiences from this term, in order to give a sense of how our learning communities developed as we explored class themes and texts.
In the story Teaching to Transgress, Author Bell Hooks once said “That shift from beloved, all-black schools to white schools where black students were always seen as interlopers, as not really belonging, taught me the difference between education as the practice of freedom and education that…
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Here are the points we talked about today in class. Please review them as you get to work today on your paper revision.
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