On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers http://teachersteachingteachers.org/?feed=rss2, Monika Hardy and Paul Allison discuss “Detox,” a reflective practice that they have been inviting students to do in their different contexts.
Monika has been doing Detox with her students for a couple of years http://labconnections.blogspot.com/p/what-is-detox.html
Recently, Paul started asking his students to reflect on their work, dreams, thoughts, and learning on Youth Voices: http://youthvoices.net/channel/31618
Monika and Paul are joined in this conversation by a co-conspirator with Monika and a researcher of Detox James Folkestad, from Colorado State University.
We also get the perspective of youths from two of Paul’s high school students Evelyn Salazar and (on the phone) Shamar Smith. In addition there are valuable insights from 7th Grader Kelsey Shelhart and her father Scott Shelhart as well as Fred Mindlin.
After listening to this podcast, you might be inspired to try something similar in your classroom or perhaps your students are already doing this kind of reflection on who they are, what they are doing, what they dream could happen, what they are noticing, and what connections they are making.
Either way, whether you are starting something new or continuing a valuable process in your classroom, please let us know about it. We’d love to hear if “detox” is spreading virally or “scaling across trans-locally” to use some of the language that Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze have given us in their book Walk Our Walk On:
Taking things to scale doesn’t happen vertically through one-size-fits-all replication strategies… experiments move horizontally, scaling across villages and nations, trans-locally, as many diverse people learn from their discoveries and are inspired to try their own.
( http://www.walkoutwalkon.net/mexico )
Click Read more to see a copy of the chat that was happening during the webcast.
09:11 Paul Allison: Teachers Teaching Teachers will be live – right here at 9:00 PM Eastern / 6:00 PM Pacific / World Times: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Live+Webcast+-+Teachers+Teaching+Teachers+-+http%3A%2F%2Fedtechtalk.com%2Flive-ttt&iso=20120201T21&p1=179&ah=1
09:11 Paul Allison: Join us to talk about using video to Detox and move toward more natural learning processes: https://plus.google.com/u/0/113993022447291199374/posts/ctbUYhXprAw
09:51 guest-2125: Good evening
09:53 guest-2126: Howdy, All –
09:54 guest-2125: Hi Chad
09:55 guest-2126: Hi, Scott!
10:01 Paul Allison: Chad… there’s room for you.
10:19 guest-1798: Hi everyone
10:20 guest-1798: Just came from the most incredible presentation by Cable Green from Creative Commons on Creative Commons and open source policies with Steve Hargadon. Be sure to listen to it once it’s posted. http://futureofeducation.com
10:23 guest-1798: is Kelsey with you Scott?
10:23 guest-2125: Yes Peggy, Kelsey is in the hangout.
10:24 guest-1798: great!
10:24 guest-2125: She has her own G+ account now.
10:24 guest-1798: awesome 🙂
10:28 guest-1798: I lost my stream and didn’t hear the response to Kelsey’s comment
10:29 guest-2125: Hangout seems choppy tonight. Hopefully the recording will be intact
10:30 guest-1798: stream keeps dropping for me
10:30 guest-2125: Can you join the hangout with your ipad
10:31 guest-1798: no ipad just iphone
10:31 guest-1798: video just keeps spinning
10:31 guest-2125: hmmm if you have a front facing camera you can join
10:32 guest-1798: still on the wireless for the computer I’m using with a direct ethernet connection so I’ll have the same problem
10:32 guest-1798: video back for now…
10:35 guest-1798: you have to feel safe to share your feelings openly
10:37 guest-2125: Kelsey Shelhart: yes you do, and i think that if you don’t feel secure doing that, i think that you would have problems opening up and speaking what your thinking
10:38 guest-1798: I agree Kelsey
10:39 guest-1798: is that hiding behind anonymity?
10:40 guest-2128: http://redefineschool.wordpress.com/
10:40 guest-1798: self conscious about doing it with other people around but not self conscious about posting it online??
10:41 guest-1798: great example–thinking out loud 🙂
10:42 guest-1798: reminds me of people talking on their bluetooth headset in the grocery store–you think they’re talking to you…
10:43 guest-1798: http://www.thepowerofintroverts.com/about-the-book/
10:44 guest-2125: http://redefineschool.wordpress.com/
10:47 guest-1798: http://www.kk.org/books/what-technology-wants.php
10:56 guest-2125: : http://www.kk.org/books/what-technology-wants.php
10:56 guest-2125: http://cowbird.com/author/fred-mindlin/#/6964
10:59 guest-1798: thanks for the link Scott
10:59 guest-2125: 🙂
11:00 guest-1798: Paul are you suggesting that posting video on youthvoices detox is different than posting on youtube (walled garden sort of?)
11:01 guest-1798: good night everyone.
11:01 guest-2125: goodnight