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Teaching Critical Thinking Practical Wisdom Read ☆ 104 Gender and class in this work hooks discusses the complex balance that allows us to teach value and learn from works written by racist and sexist authors Highlighting the importance of reading she insists on the primacy of free speech a democratic education of literacy Throughout these essays she celebrates the transformative power of critical thinking This is provocative powerful and joyful intellectual work It is a must read for anyone who is at all interested in education tod I love bell hooks but if you want her on education then Teaching To Transgress is your jam Lots of repetition from that book to this one with only moderate elaboration and a few new ideas brought in But it s still worth a read

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Teaching Critical Thinking Practical Wisdom Read ☆ 104 In Teaching Critical Thinking renowned cultural critic and progressive educator bell hooks addresses some of the most compelling issues facing teachers in and out of the classroom todayIn a series of short accessible and enlightening essays hooks explores the confounding and sometimes controversial topics that teachers and students have urged her to address since the publication of the previous best selling volumes in her Teaching series Teaching to Transgress and Teaching Commu I really like bell hooks she is so clear and passionate While these aren t the only ualities one needs they really do go a long way to having me forgive a multitude of other sins My reading relationship with Malcolm Gladwell is a case in point although needless to say I feel I have far in common with bell than with MalcolmAnd this is such a lovely book about things I ve been thinking a lot about for uite some time One of the main things that student teachers worry about is whether or not they are going to be able to maintain discipline in a classroom and if they are is that going to be at the cost of becoming a prison guard This is made so much harder by the fact that we live in what is essentially an anti intellectual culture There are real costs involved if you are seen as being academically successful So any effort that might be involved in learning stuff generally has to be hidden Smarter students tend to pretend that this stuff just comes to them naturally no effort involved at allThis presents a problem to the teacher as one of the things surely a teacher really wants to do is impart a love of learning but the smart kids are pretending learning involves no effort and the less smart kids are beating up anyone who looks like they are trying too hard Teachers often only have their students for one year if they don t encourage their students to develop independent learning strategies then they are really not helping their students at all This is also the problem with standardised assessments they reward teachers for teaching the what rather than the how of learning But it is the how that really matters even if you generally can t measure how well it has been taughtIt is not just the how of learning that matters but also the how of the learning situation too We don t want kids to leave school just knowing how to count and read but also how to be worthwhile citizens that are properly engaged in a democratic society But if school is to teach kids to be citizens it needs to also be able to make democracy part of the lived experience of the school And this isn t something that is always done Far too often school is a place where students are free to do what the teacher tells them School is much better at teaching people how to live in a totalitarian dictatorship than in a democracy That such a relationship to the world matches most people s workplace experience perhaps shows both the limits to our real commitment to democracy and whyOne of the things necessary to be a fully participating member of society is to also have a well developed critical faculty What Postman referred to as a bullshit detector Developing this is not an easy taskWe have this notion that those who awaken us from our slumbers those who shock us into making our way out of Plato s cave and into the terrifying light of day will be rewarded by our undying gratitude We believe this because we like to also believe that we are not one of the mindless herd but the kinds of people who reach their own decisions on the basis of a rational assessment of the facts Sure other people are prejudiced and manipulated by the culture around them but not us We are up to the task of seeing through the rubbish society presents us with If we were in Ancient Greece we wouldn t have been in the crowd that condemned Socrates to death we d have been standing beside Plato outraged Except that one of the lessons in life is that we actually prefer to punish those who waken us from our slumbers Socrates Jesus Lincoln Martin Luther King each sought to make fundamental changes to how we see the world and each got what was coming to them Hooks point is that as teachers as critical teachers we are just as likely to be placed in the situation where we too are overturning an established order Her point is don t expect to be carried out on the shoulders of those whose world you ve just crumbled into sand You might be lucky they might eventually thank you for this but you certainly should not rely on itThere is a really interesting bit in this where she discusses white females who cry in class over being confronted by racism their own or those of other white people Sometimes these are tears of empathy empathy is generally a good thing sometimes these are not that at all My mother in law died last year She spent most of her life working for nuclear disarmament One year I got her to come to my high school while I was still a student and show a film and talk about why nuclear disarmament mattered Young white girls left the hall while the film was being shown as it was simply too much for their delicate sensibilities God only knows how they would have lived through an actual nuclear war We have trained our daughters that there is a kind of strength in weakness That tears can be an excellent means of both defence and of gaining attention Hooks asks when can a teacher use someone s tears to enhance the learning situation and when should they be ignored There is a lovely bit in this where she mentions a white woman rushing in tears from the classroom while black students were talking about having their arses kicked by their mothers Hooks didn t rush out after her because she decided that society generally expects black people to be overly concerned with the feelings of white people and therefore there was much to be learned in just continuing on regardlessThere is a lot in this book about using emotions to engage students Laughter empathy sex and touching She means sex by the way Not shagging your students she certainly doesn t mean that but we try to pretend that we leave our erotic selves at the door when we enter the classroom whereas what might really be needed is to engage with that kind of passion as yet another means help our students to access the joy of text as they say She also acknowledges the problems involved in touching students no uestion but this is an interesting problem While she was discussing this I couldn t help thinking of something I saw last year at a conference A Maori leader in New Zealand in the 19th century signed a treaty with some white people but he signed it by drawing his facial tattoos where a signature would generally go When the white people finally transgressed the terms of the treaty as is our wont the Maori leader said that he and the white person who signed the document ought to rub noses so they could feel the warmth of each other s breath mingling Isn t that the most beautiful thing you have ever heard I really do wish I could believe that would be all it would take to resolve matters and obviously the Maori were hardly tree hugging hippies but rather a war like people long before white people turned up but like I said I really do think that although such a thing is not enough it does seem to be a nice bit along the road to mutual understanding The power of such intimate and personal contact can hardly be overstated All the same I m not going to be running around touching too many of my students any time soonI just want to say one thing about empathy and this is something I have been thinking about an awful lot lately Our society does everything it can to make us individuals The fact is that individuals are incredibly easy to contain and control It is in the interests of those who have the most to gain from our social situation that the rest of us continue to be individuals That is why Thatcher said there was no such thing as society and people on the right tend to get so worked up about a very particular kind of freedom I think that any contact you have with people that increases you or their empathy that encourages contact between you and other people is a damn good thing In fact a revolutionary thing Anything that allows you to feel through the skin of someone else so that their skin becomes your skin makes the world a better placeShe also mentions that we need to find ways to eroticise euality You see most of our eroticism is based on how our society is based and run as a patriarchy That is it is premised on male domination and on female submission or on perversions of this dominant paradigm the whole dominatrix stuff for example I read a part of an article in The Guardian recently that said that men who help around the house doing the kinds of jobs that are socially constructed as female cleaning the bathroom cooking vacuuming are much less likely to get sex than men who do male type jobs This struck a bit of a chord with me resonating a little too closely with my own experience But I think hooks is onto something important here we really do need to make euality erotic and I guess this is a large part of what she means about bringing eros into the classroomI m going to be reading of bell hooks over the next wee while I think She is a delightful person to read and says the most interesting things in the simplest way possible A talent that is as valuable as it is rare

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Teaching Critical Thinking Practical Wisdom Read ☆ 104 Nity The issues are varied and broad from whether meaningful teaching can take place in a large classroom setting to confronting issues of self esteem One professor for example asked how black female professors can maintain positive authority in a classroom without being seen through the lens of negative racist sexist stereotypes One teacher asked how to handle tears in the classroom while another wanted to know how to use humor as a tool for learningAddressing uestions of race What I like about this book is that it shed light on the importance of emotion and relationship in education at the same time as encouraging critical thinking Many personal stories are shared to illustrate hooks ideas so her ideas are very easy to relate to


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    Teaching Critical Thinking Practical Wisdom [Pdf New] I really like bell hooks – she is so clear and passionate While these aren’t the only ualities one needs they really do go a long way to having me forgive a multitude of other sins My reading relationship with Malcolm Gladwell is a case in point; although needless to say I feel I have far in common with bell than with MalcolmAnd this is such a lovely book about things I’ve been thinking a lot about for uite some time One of

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    Teaching Critical Thinking Practical Wisdom [Pdf New] I read this for selfish reasons and am so glad that I did I needed a refresher in terms of my approach to teaching and than that I needed to hear from a black female intellectual one who does not apologize for being any of these things that has instructed at a predominately white college and in a way that prepares her students to be true learners rather than regurgitators of information who are passive listeners which

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    Teaching Critical Thinking Practical Wisdom [Pdf New] bell hooks is my intellectual crush She's has the awesome ability to blend progressive ideas complex theory good will feminism love of self and love of learning in all that she has written Meeting her at an NCTE c

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    Bell Hooks ↠ 4 Read Read Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Bell Hooks Teaching Critical Thinking Practical Wisdom [Pdf New] bell hooks writing in this book makes me feel pretty darn inspired so many beautiful nuggetsi think its particula

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    Read & Download Teaching Critical Thinking Practical Wisdom Read Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Bell Hooks Bell Hooks ↠ 4 Read I've been thinking a lot about several different topics in this book the hierarchy between myself and the young people I wo

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    Bell Hooks ↠ 4 Read Read Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Bell Hooks Teaching Critical Thinking Practical Wisdom [Pdf New] I read this as a part of a teaching assistant position to a sociology class where I had to do other work such as lessons a

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    Teaching Critical Thinking Practical Wisdom [Pdf New] I love bell hooks but if you want her on education then Teaching To Transgress is your jam Lots of repetition from that book to this one with only moderate elaboration and a few new ideas brought in But it's still worth a read

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    Read Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Bell Hooks Bell Hooks ↠ 4 Read Teaching Critical Thinking Practical Wisdom [Pdf New] p2 – Imagine what it is like to be taught by a teacher who does not believe you are fully human Imagine what it is like to be taught by teachers who do believe that they are racially superior and who feel that they should not have to lower th

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  • Paperback
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  • Teaching Critical Thinking Practical Wisdom
  • Bell Hooks
  • English
  • 09 September 2019
  • 9780415968201

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