Teaching to the Whole Student |   Faculty Interest Group at Kingsborough

Exploring the Intellectual, Ethical, Social and Spiritual Dimensions of Teaching

Through reading and discussion of bell hooks’ Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom, we’ll consider the many dimensions that make up the endeavor to educate, at our beautifully diverse, painfully under-resourced, contentious yet rewarding college.

hooks’ book is made up of brief, honest, accessible yet complex and provocative vignettes about various aspects of her teaching life and experience.

She addresses a range of issues and ideas relevant to our work, including decolonization, race and gender, engaged pedagogy and the place of humor, joy, sorrow, risk, conflict, and collaboration, in our classrooms.

For each meeting, we’ll choose a different vignette or two to discuss along with sharing stories, assignments, student work, classroom artifacts, and personal responses related
to the vignettes.

For more information, please contact Professor Laura Kates at Laura.Kates@kbcc.cuny.edu.


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