EFFECTIVE ALTRUISM (EA)
WHILE STUDENT TEACHING at Timpview High School in Provo, UT, we started a lunchtime book-binding club. We re-bound vintage books using the coptic stitch, and it was awesome.
Here are a few examples:
"Intelligence is created, is constructed, it is not received...
[we construct] intelligence through the struggle to comprehend and change the world."
He believed that teaching should be a process of bafflement, interruption, and disruption.
He believed that educators should not be viewed as technicians—but rather as community researchers, moral agents, philosophers, cultural workers, and political insurgents.
Education is always political, and educator are always political operatives. Teaching is a political act. Paolo argued that teachers should embrace this dimension of their work, and position social, cultural, economic, political, and philosophical critiques of dominant power at the very heart of the curriculum.
Being in the world is also about changing it, with a righteous anger.
Heap of Language, 1966.
“I start a portrait by asking the person to give me a list of important events in his or her life…Then I add some relevant historical events that…have probably altered the course of…those…private or personal events. These portraits are always changing, and whoever owns them can alter, add, or take out information.”
Barbara Kruger on ARTSY
(ARTSY is AWESOME, btw)
Watch a video of Aitken's incredible "100 YRS" Exhibition here.
Signs that Say What You Want Them to Say and Not Signs that Say What Someone Else Wants You to Say
Watch the video for Subterranean Homesick Blues here.
— S T U D E N T R E S P O N S E S --
(me, wishing I was Barbara Kruger)
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
Here are some of my pedagogical musings, dabblings, wonderings and wanderings.