Fall 2020: Radical Hope
Kevin Gannon (aka The Tattooed Professor) offers this insightful look at the ways critical pedagogy can inform some of the most pressing challenges in higher education today. “Harsh budget cuts, the precarious nature of employment in college teaching, and political hostility to the entire enterprise of education have made for an increasingly fraught landscape. Radical Hope is an ambitious response to this state of affairs, at once political and practical—the work of an activist, teacher, and public intellectual grappling with some of the most pressing topics at the intersection of higher education and social justice.” (From the publisher’s introduction)
This fall, GFBC will be entirely online with everyone meeting together every other Wednesday beginning Wednesday, September 2nd at noon. (Remaining dates will be September 16 & 30; October 14 & 28; and November 11.) The book is available as an ebook through The Claremont Colleges Library at https://ebookcentral.
This book club strives to be guilt-free in every way. You don’t need to have read to attend, and you are welcomed join in at any time — arriving late, leaving early, or missing a week is perfectly OK! If you would like to join us, please RSVP at: https://forms.gle/
Spring 2020: Geeky Pedagogy
Geeky Pedagogy is “the first college teaching guide that encourages faculty to embrace their inner nerd.” This warm, funny book offers all teachers (even non-nerds) evidence-based, effective practices for impactful teaching and learning and invites us to be more aware, compassionate, and reflective in our classroom practice. Plus, there are Star Trek references. You won’t want to miss it!