We need to critically examine all of our assumptions about conferences. How they are run. Who leads them. What kind of learning should happen there?
The predation of the edtech industry only works if we don’t lift our heads to see it, raise our hands to change it, stand in its way.
Critical instructional design moves toward realizing the possibility for learning that blends a new form of rigor with agency through a practice of inquiry, empathy, and emergence.
Be kind. Pay attention. Tell stories. Invite stories. Show you care. Don’t be afraid of love. Close doors when they need to be closed. Keep doors open when they need to be kept open, even if keeping them open is hard on your heart.
Pedagogy is a felt practice more than an intellectual one. The same holds for scholarship.