Blogging: Trial #3
August 4, 2011
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Greetings Dear Visitors,
I am ecstatic to share this website/blog and so grateful to Sarah Lowman for helping me to make it happen. As I have run workshops and courses using theatre activities for multicultural and multidimensional learning, I have always found that words to describe it are not enough. These videos from our summer 2011 course, LLED Theatre for Reflective Practice in the Language Classroom, dynamize the creative, joyful learning environment we shared. I hope these short videos help convey how the games are played but also some of the “why” and to “what end.” This is further elaborated in our book, Teachers Act Up! Creating Learning Communities Through Theatre.
As an academic with two small children, I barely seem to have time to get the necessities accomplished let alone to maintain a blog! I think the greatest motivation will be to respond to any and all of your thoughts and ideas, as well as reactions to material on this site. So please, let’s open the dialogue here and let the show begin. For now, I have to shift workday gears and review my syllabus for LLED Poetry for Creative Educators. May the energy of the summer course also infuse the written creativity students and I will engage in this fall. I am also hoping to complete a few new manuscripts in collaboration with Stephanie Baker and Sharon Chapelle. Poetry, always poetry–may my prayers be answered and I will make disciplined time to reflect in blog and poetry form on what it’s like to hardboil and peel, contain frustration over endless spilled milk (juice, soup, cereal), wipe, brush, dress, celebrate, discipline, log in, log off, teach, mother, write and all the verbs in between. I am looking forward to returning to the American Anthropology Association meeting this November in Canada—I am hopelessly in love with Anthropology and the ways it brings the social sciences, humanities, and creative writing together.
I have a meeting now! May we learn about blogging together!