30 Matching Annotations
  1. Apr 2022
    1. Here I share a couple of stories based on my own experiences—as a school leader and from my childhood

      the genre here is a literacy narrative- as reader and educator : focusing on critical incidences (CI) of reading moments related to cultural identity- this all falls under inclusive teaching practices

    2. Just as it’s important for students to see adults who look and sound like them, they also need to see themselves in the books they read, the math problems they solve, and the songs they sing.

      Representation matters across disciplines

    3. it’s a way of building meaning

      constructivist learning

  2. Mar 2022
    1. All too often, oppositionality creates either/or systems of thinking that limit our options to two extremes: Either I’m right and I win; or you’re right and you win. This binary structure flattens out commonalities, reducing them to sameness: our views are either entirely the same or they’re entirely different. And, if our views are not the same (even if they’re only slightly different), then one of us must be Right and the other Wrong. There’s no room for contradiction, for overlapping perspectives and friendly disagreements, for building new truths, or for whatever other complex approaches we might invent. Instead, we remain locked into our existing opinions, to which we cling with fierce determination. In so doing, we generally reinforce the status quo.

      And this sure seems to describe the dualistic thinking of western civilization in general, as well as our current polarization

  3. Feb 2022
    1. If only one person annotates a document, is that an act of social reading? Yes, because that reader is in conversation with the author of a text — and leaving notes for anyone who comes along and might add to the conversation, building on those first annotations.

      I appreciate the posing of this question...as well as the answer. It makes me think of the Buddhist practice of non-attachment.

      I'm interested in exploring social annotation as a practice. In particularly as a contemplative practices.

      Thank you for pointing out that the solitary social annotation has value.

    1. Utilize educational technologies that promote active learning, including annotation, collaboration, data and text analysis, and visualization tools.

      Good to see annotation specifically mentioned here.

  4. Jan 2022
    1. For all their disparate circumstances, Mandel’s characters can evoke variations on a single person: wistful and dreamy, with a competent, vigorous exterior; invested in values such as beauty and goodness; and working to surmount their flaws. The over-all impression is of an author less interested in individuals than in manifesting a minor-key mood coupled with a hopeful, humanist vision.

      This is a solid overall interpretation of Mandel's tone for the book.

  5. Aug 2021
    1. The story belongs to a long line of "set the record straight" narratives, in which a minor character from one story becomes the narrator of her own story, often providing a counter-narrative to the one from the original.

      Similar to The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith.

      and Wicked Gregory Maguire

  6. Jun 2021
    1. you must

      "you must" is used 8 times- building with intensity. insisting on what must get done. I'm reminded of William Stafford's "A Ritual to Read to Each Other" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/58264/a-ritual-to-read-to-each-other Stafford how ever uses "should" not must

  7. May 2021
    1. on having the reader discover as the narrator discovers.

      the character and reader discover together the underlying conflict//trauma

    2. I’m rooting for him.

      I find myself saying this a lot these days about a character's life, after the story ends.

  8. Feb 2021
    1. Select text to annotate

      Annotating transcripts is such a great use of Hypothesis! Would love to see this feature added to the LMS version of Hypothesis. Though I know that me be tricky. love how simple docdrop is.

    2. decentering of authority i think is is crucial to uh getting our students um to start to read

      This shifting of authority is such an important impact of social annotation. As a fellow community college educator, I find this really empowers students with a a real sense of agency. And we can build on this together all semester long.

    3. i ask the students to tag their strategies that they're using as they're putting them into the margins you know tag when you're asking a question tag when you're synthesizing

      I think tagging the type of annotation that is being made is one of the best ways for students to be consciously aware of the moves they are making as readers.

  9. Jan 2021
    1. Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl

      Both British writers- impact of colonization on their culture

    2. He lifts his newspaper back up between the two of them like he is closing a door.

      "Doors" are mentioned 5 times in this story, twice in service to a metaphor. Here a newspaper is compared to a shutting door- an imposed barrier separating her from her father.

    1. a big virtual orgy of never-ending literary communion.
    2. begging him to mark up their books

      In the first episode of "The Wilds" ("a gender-swapped version of Lord of the Flies" on Amazon Video) a famous author annotates a book for someone rather than signs it. In the context of the TV show it was pretty smarmy, but I could see it being a way of personalizing the tradition of book signing.

    3. people would mark up books for one another as gifts

      I've given many books away with my annotations. I once gave my dad, who is a a lay pastor, a copy of Marilynn Robinsons' Gilead with all my annotations in it as a way of trying to communicate with him across our ideological differences.

    4. That chunk, however, contained a statement that changed my reading life forever

      This opening paragraph reminds me of something Will Schwalbe wrote in the Introduction to Books for Living : "You can learn something from the very worst books – even if it is just how crass and base, or boring and petty, or cruel and intolerant the human race can be. Or even if its just one gleaming insight in a muddy river of words."

      The power of annotation is the one gleaming insight Anderson gleaned from the book.

      An excerpt of the Intro can be read as a short essay in the Guardian: The things we can really learn from books

    5. Rolling Around in the Text’

      I appreciate the metaphor in the title- it's playful and active

  10. Jun 2020
    1. Openness

      So much of the ethos of this article reminds me of Parker Palmer's 1983 text "To Know as We are Known" particularly his notion of the three essential components of a learning space- openness, boundaries, and an air of hospitality.

    2. How can teachers maintain an awareness of how much of a workload something seems to students online

      This is such an important question. Our students suffer time scarcity just as we do. In addition to the workload calculator, I have been experimenting with Labor Based grading contracts inspired by the work of Asao Inoue, as a way of making workload more transparent and equitable.


    3. other literacies

      While you mention empathy as an aspeect of critical pedagogy, we could also think of empathy as a form of literacy. Here are 'Literacy Resources for Building Empathy in the Classroom':


    1. Birth myths . . . are ahistorical. They tie in with a phallogocentrism of the concept of creation as a single act by a single person (generally a man . . . ) rather than a whole set of pre-existing

    2. echnology vendor conferences

      commercial tech venders, with economic motivations, often struggle with self criticism and reflection... and can sound messianic in their claims. one of the reasons I appreciate the non-profit nature of Hypothesis

    3. perhaps akin to that of the discipline of art history in the postwar years.

      a helpful comparison to the shift in how Art History evolved as a disipline

    4. the aims of this book are fivefold

      I always appreciate when authors provide the aims (and scope) of their project

    5. Firstly, it is (perhaps wilfully) ignorant of the long history

      This willful ignorance, to resist knowing or caring about the historical context, reminds me of the importance placed on listening in Kenneth Burkes's "Unending Conversation" parlor metaphor: " You listen for a while, until you decide that you have caught the tenor of the argument; then you put in your oar."

      for a quick little video of this foundational concept/metaphor for joining conversations within an academic discourse, check out https://youtu.be/faaQuZQkRZQ

  11. May 2019
    1. In addition, four school principles complemented and guided the planning of the unit of study:1.Physical and Emotional Safety2.Respectful Collaborative Culture for Students and Staff3.Rigorous Aligned High-Quality Instruction4.High Expectations and Success for All

      Always a great strategy to align pedagogical efforts/initiatives to the institutions stated values/principles.

      And these are great principles.