By Dr. Sarah Ropp
This is the twelfth, and last, entry in our dialogic pedagogies summer reading series! Rather than read a new text for this final post, I have chosen to collect together all of the original resources I have created from these texts over the past eleven weeks, for easy reference in the future. Below, find a link to each blog post from the series as well as links to any related resources. Refer back to the full posts for explanations of the resources and suggestions for how to use each resource in practice.
I’ve also included a link to my own website, where I have linked (almost) all of the original resources I have created for Difficult Dialogues over the past two years of serving as the Program Coordinator (including the ones from this series). I will continue to add new resources to my website as I create them.
Finally, I include a list of what I’m planning to read next!
Summer Reading Series Summary
Post: Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning
Resource: Activity: Responding to Alaska Native Discourse Values
Post: How to Have Impossible Conversations
Resource: Activity: The Unread Library Effect
Post: Creating Space for Democracy
Resource: 9 Models for Dialogue (updated)
Post: Teaching Through Challenges to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Resource: Activity: Don’t Let the Fascists Speak: A Dialogue on Speech, Silence, and Safety
Post: Teaching to Transgress
Resource: Activity: A Dialogue with the Self
Post: So You Want to Talk About Race
Resource: Ijeoma Oluo’s Rules of Engagement for Conversations about Race
Post: Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies for Teaching Social Comprehension
Resources: 3 interrelated activities: “Where I’m From” poems + Fish Is Fish: Exploring Limitations in Perspective + My News
Post: How to Talk About Hot Topics on Campus
Resources: 8 Kinds of Believers Likely to Appear in the Classroom + 5 Common Attitudes towards Social Class Identity + A How-To Guide to Moral Conversations
Post: Intergroup Dialogues
Resource: Activity: How I Got Here: A Testimonial
Post: Democratic Dialogue in Education: Troubling Speech, Disturbing Silence
Resources: Why Silence? Reasons We Choose Not to Talk + Why Speech? Reasons We Choose to Talk
Post: It’s Time to Talk (and Listen)
Resource: Activity: Values Awareness and Alignment with the Johari Window
Additional Original Resources
Feel free to bookmark my “Resources for Dialogue” page (https://www.sarahropp.com/resources-for-dialogue/). Here, I compile all of the dialogic pedagogy resources I’ve created over the past couple of years, organized into three main categories: Preparing for Dialogue, Assessing Dialogue, and Dialogue Activities and Ideas. I’ll continue to update this page with new resources as I create them.
Below are the pedagogical texts currently on my shelf, waiting to be read next! I’ve listed them in the order I plan to read them. Completely coincidentally, there are precisely twelve of them — I wish I could do another round of this dialogic pedagogy series with these books. Alas! Thanks to Tonia Guida and Patricia Wilson for their recommendations. I am always open to more!
- Derald Wing Sue, Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race
- Beth Berila, Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy (recommended by Tonia Guida)
- Justin Lee, Talking Across the Divide: How to Communicate with People You Disagree with and Maybe Even Change the World (recommended by Patricia Wilson)
- bell hooks, All About Love
- Bettina L. Love, We Want to Do More than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom
- Dyan Watson, Jesse Hagopian, and Wayne Ali, eds, Teaching for Black Lives
- Sara Ahmed, On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life
- Django Paris and H. Samy Alim, eds, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World
- Felicia Rose Chavez, The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom
- Colette N. Cann and Eric J. DeMeulenaere, The Activist Academic: Engaged Scholarship for Resistance, Hope and Social Change
- Henry A. Giroux, Pedagogy and the Politics of Hope: Theory, Culture, and Schooling
- Jacques Ranciere, The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation
Finally, thanks so much for reading this summer. Whether you followed along with each post week to week, have read a couple posts here and there, or are just now checking out some of the resources linked to this post, I am honored by your attention. Thanks to those who have shared comments and feedback, publicly and privately. Please continue letting me know what you think about the ideas I highlight from these texts as well as the resources I’ve made. If you use any of these resources with your classes, I’d love to hear how it goes! I take full responsibility for any errors I’ve made in understanding and applying the concepts contained in these texts, and give thanks to all of the authors for sharing their ideas.