Teacher of the Ear
Our podcast explores conversations of Critical Digital Pedagogy, listening for ways to empower students and champion learning. Each episode is hosted by Chris Friend and features interviews with creative pedagogues working in or out of academia, sharing insights and perspectives on how we can enhance learning and teaching in our lives. 24 articles
Feedback
Teacher of the Ear
Chris Friend · Laura Gibbs
Laura Gibbs says feedback—giving advice and support—emphasizes learning. Hear about separating feedback from assessment, ungrading, and more.
Love
Teacher of the Ear
Chris Friend · Martha Burtis
Martha Burtis discusses the benefits of loving students in the classroom. Hear how pedagogies of care affect classroom labor.
Optimism
Teacher of the Ear
Chris Friend · Jessica Zeller
While teaching through years of a global pandemic, Jessica Zeller says hopeful optimism can keep us centered on what we value: engaging with students.
Self-Care
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Chris Friend · Kaitlin Clinnin · sarah madoka currie
Kaitlin Clinnin and sarah madoka currie acknowledge that we’re all worn out, then explore ways to contextualize the problem and show ourselves some grace.
Public Scholarship
Teacher of the Ear
Chris Friend · Mia Zamora
Dr. Mia Zamora blurs the lines between school and community, class and real-world, expertise and experience.
Care
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Chris Friend · Ashley Caranto Morford · Kush Patel · Arun Jacob
During the pandemic, the work of teaching has earned greater attention and importance. What might care work look like from a global pedagogical perspective?
Scholarly Communication
Teacher of the Ear
Chris Friend · Hannah McGregor
What could scholarly communication look like if we understand the system and strategically apply pressure in an effort to break that system?
Connection
Teacher of the Ear
Chris Friend · Sherri Spelic
Classes moved online for the pandemic, even those that rely on in-person interaction. How can we maintain connection with students? Sherri Spelic explains.
Active Gratitude
Teacher of the Ear
Chris Friend · Kate Bowles · Amy Slay
What is the nature of gratitude? What does it challenge — or allow — us to do? And how does it change when we think of it as being *active*? I talk with Amy Slay and Kate Bowles to learn more.
Publishing
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Chris Friend · Cheryl E. Ball
Cheryl E. Ball shares how she blends professional editing, modern publishing, and digital pedagogy to create meaningful courses beyond the classroom walls.
Platforms
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Chris Friend · Chris Gilliard
Chris Gilliard walks us through concerns he has about the state of online surveillance and dangers lurking behind asking students to work in online platforms.
Asking the Right Questions
Teacher of the Ear
Chris Friend · Bonni Stachowiak
Asking the right questions — from teachers and students alike — can make all the difference in helping us connect with one another and our courses.
Access
Academic Labor
Chris Friend · Robin DeRosa
What does it take to access an education? I spoke with Robin DeRosa about this broad issue that affects the way we do things in our classrooms and schools.
Openness
social justice
Chris Friend · Greg B. Curran · Paul France
Students ask about our interests and lives to understand & connect with us. What happens when the answers reveal more about us than we’re ready to share?
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