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[Xmca-l] Sorry I'm late!
Hi everyone,I am enjoying reading the thread of discussion and I apologize for getting back to you (see message I tried to post!). Just gave a talk at PennGSE and have more meetings but I will be back!
Thank you so much for engaging this work.
On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 10:02 AM, Maisha Winn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Mike,I am THRILLED to see this thread of discussion before I catch my flight. Thank you for sending it my way while we work out my technical difficulties.
> To build on the conversation I wish to submit that I, too, have grappled with whether or not Poppa Joe and Mama C are "exceptional" (thus, making it difficult for educators across contexts to see the work they do as possible). When I published Writing in Rhythm I heard from may people that perhaps only Poppa Joe can do what he does. However, I don't think this is the case. Power Writing is a worldview deeply committed to imagining the future and the now of students. What Poppa Joe and Mama C are able to do is historicize their lives and literate trajectories and frame them in ways that their students can view the process of becoming writers, readers, thinkers, and doers as just that...A PROCESS....one that continues well into adulthood. Yes, the word "trajectories" was purposeful. Movement is key here. I agree that "shattering" is probably not the right way to characterize this work. However, "joyful belonging," sounds just right!
> Thank you for engaging this work. I am eager to hear more.
Maisha T. Winn, Ph.D.
Susan J. Cellmer Chair in English Education
Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Languages & Literacies
University of Wisconsin, Madison- School of Education
225 N. Mills Street, Suite 574B
Madison, WI 53706
See Professor Winn's "Toward a Restorative English Education" http://dm.education.wisc.edu/mtwinn/intellcont/Winn_RTE13-1.pdf