Thursday, April 23, 2009

Presentations next week...

Hey folks,

Looking forward to hearing your presentations next week. A few reminders for you as you put the final touches on:

1) Check your self on the rubric!
2) Engage us: be good teachers! Keep us involved in learning.
3) Be clear about how your story connects to the author you are using.
4) Show off what you have learned this semester -- this is you only chance left to show me what you know. Don't slack -- add details, other authors, rich description, etc.

#1: Collier
#2: McIntosh
#3: Delpit

#4: Carlson
#5: Johnson
#6: Kahne & Westheimer
#7: Delpit

Sunday, April 19, 2009

How was it?

Hey folks,

I am looking forward to hearing more about how class went on Tuesday and how your projects are progressing. See you in class on Tuesday for a discussion on Johnson's "What We Can Do" article. We are coming back to where we started with the last chapter of Alan Johnson's book that was the intro to this class.

See you on Tuesday!!

LB :)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Reading for this week

You have two readings for this week. One is on electronic reserves (Jeannie Oakes on Tracking) and one by Jean Anyon (click here). Make sure to bring them to class...

You might also want to check out some other cool stuff:

PBS, People Like Us

Center for Working Class Studies

Class Matters: College Drop Out Boom

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tim Wise

This is one of the clips I was going to share with you in class. (I encourage you to go look for other clips, too). I would LOVE to hear what you think of it and if you hear as many of our class themes as I did...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kahne and Westheimer

Monday, March 16, 2009

Check out these posts...

Hey there,

As of noon today (Monday), I have read everything that is posted on your blogs. I just want to call attention to a few things that are worth checking out if you haven't seen them already:

Shayla gives a great analysis of Disney’s Fantasia to go with the Christensen reading

Kelly found a great PSA campaign that you may have seen before to go with Carlson. “That’s So Gay!”

Yenifer includes excellent connections to other readings in all of her posts.

Don’t miss out on Orrin’s link to Stuff White People Like.

Michael C. has a great link to Sean Penn’s acceptance speech at the Oscars to tie in to Carlson.

Check out how Vanessa references Pat’s Blog in her post. This is a great way to incorporate the stuff you read of one another’s…

Pat does a great job developing his ideas in the assignment format: argument, 3 quotes with explanations, comments.

Eva gets props for leaving the most comments for you all, and Tyler is a close second. It is nice to know that someone read your stuff.

Keep up the good work here!!

See you on Tuesday (with your SL journals in hand!!)

LB :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Obama's Council on Women and Girls

Hi folks,

Hope you are having a great break... and that it is as productive or relaxing as you need it to be! Don't forget about the to do list we made in class :)

So I just thought I would share with you a significant event that happened this week that feels relevant to our class. Some of you may have already heard about this..

Just this week, President Barack Obama announced the creation of the first-ever White House Council on Women and Girls. There are decades of research on gender inequality that documents how girls and women have been economically, politically and educationally disadvantaged, but the new Council bought a lot of controversy.

What do you think about this? Do you have questions about it? Do you think we need a Council on Women and Girls? Why or why not?

Leave a comment if you have any thoughts.