Educator Wellbeing Network @ Pratt CTL – Spring 2023
With Bethany Ides (Adjunct Associate Professor,
Humanities & Media Studies, Pratt Institute)
Over the course of 3 cumulative conversations, we’ll read and discuss excerpts from Shawn Wilson’s Research Is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods, focusing particularly on his framing of relational accountability. What changes when we shift away from terms claiming possession (“my art,” “her practice”) and toward language signifying interdependence? How might teaching accommodate an understanding of things (objects, skills, ideas, natural elements, forms of life) not so much as a set of qualities but rather as knots of shared experience?
This dynamic book proposes a disposition toward making thinking that defies dominant subjecthood. Wilson combines several registers of address and modes of textual engagement, blending scholarship with kinship. I’m excited to explore these strategies for writing and forming systems of support with other teachers. For each session, I’ll select portions short enough to read together and reflect on in real time. PDFs of excerpts will be shared ahead of time upon request.
- Session 1 – Thursday 3/23 from 3:00 – 4:15 pm
- Session 2 – Thursday 4/6 from 3:00 – 4:15 pm
- Session 3 – Thursday 4/13 from 3:00 – 4:15 pm