Thanks for taking the time to explain. Your desire to give teachers a voice and to draw them (us?) together as co-participants (crossing the normal barriers of classrooms behind closed doors) has so much in common with the connectedness afforded us in networks such as this one. But it also reminds me a little of the early work of Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot (The Good High School) which had a profound effect on my teaching in my earlier years. She turned sociology into the art of portraiture by opening the hearts of schools and all school people for viewing in her book and found a way to give educators a voice in a very angry time. Good luck -- we need skilled listeners to help us find the common threads in what we are doing. -Sue
HI Nancy and welcome to the mashup. If you would like to chat with a group of teachers online about this topic, let me know and I'll see if I can facilitate an online meeting. Otherwise, perhaps you can frame a few questions that are more specific and we can post them for others to respond to. -Sue
I've been reading up on "hermeneutic dialogue" and my source says it's a dialogue in which one party (text) is passive and unchanging unless modified by the reader. I'm not sure how this term pertains to a dialogue with teachers. Can you clarify? It sounds interesting.