Study Groups, 2014-2015

Salons 

This year T4SJ will run a series of one night discussions. Come to one, come to a couple, or become a regular. We’ll have dinner, drinks and time to talk. Discussion will be based on a scholarly or timely article concerning social justice or critical pedagogy. Though the article will be available beforehand, we’ll have a short chance to read and a longer opportunity to talk as we construct deeper insights and connections to our work.

Book Club 

Teachers in this group will use literature and the discussions of this literature as a basis for rethinking their actions in the classroom. Teachers will alternate reading Young Adult fiction and scholarly non-fiction. We will gather to hold a structured discussion using a protocol that allows every voice to be heard and every topic or question a participant brings to be examined. As an educator book club, we’ll make what could be difficult to do solo engaging, collaborative, reflective and fun.  In 2014-2015, we read: Freak Boy, Teaching the Taboo, Educating for Insurgency, Zombie Baseball Beatdown…

East Bay Writing Group for Social Justice Educators

This group welcomes teachers, afterschool program instructors, popular educators, and facilitators of learning who would like to produce written pieces that reflect their experiences in the classroom, community struggle, and/or the larger political context. Participants will examine models of teacher-written articles and workshop their own original pieces, with the goal of publishing for a larger audience. We will look at diverse kinds of writing and consider how we, as practitioners, can make our voices heard and contribute to the wider dialogue on education. Meeting once monthly, writers will workshop one final, professional-quality piece by the end of the school year.

Second Wednesday of the month (11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13)

UCSC Undergrad Salons

This year T4SJ will run a series of one night discussions among undergrad students at UC Santa Cruz for students that are interested in deepening their analysis of education through a social justice lens.  Come to one, come to a couple, or become a regular. We’ll have snacks, drinks and time to talk. Discussion will be based on a scholarly or timely article concerning social justice and education or critical pedagogy. Though the article will be available beforehand, we’ll have a short chance to read and a longer opportunity to talk as we construct deeper insights and connections to our work.

 

Another School is Possible

This group is currently closed to new members but continues to be a space for visioning and building a new school representing the vision of t4sj and the community

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