Today I'm talkin' FAILURE.
With contributions from friends, colleagues, listeners who shared their stories and thoughts about failure, as well as my own experiences and ideas, this episode gets into: the “meta” experience of failing to read enough about failure to do an episode on it; learning in theory versus learning through practice; sharing failures with students as “parting gifts,” as icebreakers, as a lesson in self-reflexivity, as a practice of vulnerability, of transparency, or just to knock over the performative bullshit of “excellence” in teaching and learning.
I hope you enjoy! Get in touch with me if you have more thoughts about failure in/and teaching.
(PS Carl, widely adored podcast mascot, research assistant, and longtime Build-a-Bear friend of my adult life, is pictured here because he never fails. He's a nonstop WINNER.)
- Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy Teaching Fails section / Neil Mari's contribution “When Wikipedia Fought Back”
- Tara's episode of Teachin' Books (on André Alexis's Fifteen Dogs), with discussion at the end of the prisoner justice work of Cory Cardinal
- Jack Halberstam's The Queer Art of Failure (which I just requested from the library!)
- Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments / Keyword: Failure (curated by Brian Croxall and Quinn Warnick) / Mark Sample's “Flogging Reflection” / Dorothea Salo's “Failure Assessment” / Allison Carr's “In Support of Failure”
- Cory Cardinal's obituary / Inmates 4 Humane Conditions / Beyond Prison Walls Canada / Funeral and Support Fund for Cory Cardinal
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**The transcript for this episode, once available, will be here.**