I’m reading through the backlog of posts from the community from my two week absence. And of course I missed the purposefully conversation heavy weeks! Looking overall the in depth conversations everyone is having is really a nice reminder of the educational opportunities that conversations can be.
Of course it’s also a reminder of my own tendency towards solitary pursuits and lends a bit of an insular feel to my advocacy for “owned” spaces. While this ownership is important, I think that it can also have a negative impact–it can isolate and actually push students (and people in general, or course) apart if we, as instructors are not careful.
Well, I’m off to comment!