#FollowFriday Five - Activism and transformation in teaching
Here's a #FollowFriday on the theme of activism and transformation in teaching. I've selected five people I've enjoyed following on Twitter recently and would encourage you to do the same.
Sean Michael Morris @slamteacher - I saw Sean speak at an event at Warwick last week speaking on Imagination as a precision tool for change - focussing on making teaching more human. It was inspirational as his last visit and added to my reading list considerably!
Jesse Stommel @jessifer - Led a workshop with Sean on critical instructional design which I attended in November and was the best workshop I've participated in for a long time. He tweets and blogs insightfully about higher education pedagogy and educational technology.
Naomi de la Tour @delatoured - Works in the Institute for Advanced Teaching & Learning at Warwick and leads a module on applied imagination and often tweets as she reads. As
Femi @femi_sorry - Is a break from the theme of teaching but is an inspirational activist against Brexit. I really value his perceptive, to the point analysis and commentary.
If you're not convinced I've included a selection of their tweets below.
In place of tools like Turnitin and remote proctors, can we imagine a new set of tools or strategies that build trust — presume integrity — don’t reduce students and teachers to data points? Tools or strategies that don’t profit from a culture of animosity and suspicion?— Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) June 23, 2018
On the question of human and humanising feedback ‘I know I am ready to give feedback when...’ Powerful and disruptive teaching and learning challenges from @BreneBrown in ‘Daring Greatly’. There’s so much value in articulating this. #TeachUsToBeMoreHuman #assessment #HigherEd #HE pic.twitter.com/WJFoJ6J8Uv— Naomi de la Tour (@delatoured) June 26, 2018
Women of color earn 67 cents on the dollar compared with white men in higher education. Women of color are underrepresented in academe. In teacher ed, almost 80% of the workforce is white. Time for change! #equity #justice #RepresentationMatters#EqualPay https://t.co/oWxPSDUoLH— Mariana Souto-Manning (@soutomanning) June 12, 2018
I’m 28. I need cheap stuff & job options.— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) June 28, 2018
Making it harder to trade with Europe makes things in my High Street more expensive. So does having to buy from further away. The EU has a big market. Brexit takes us out of it. So jobs will go there, not here, and Brexit traps us here.