I found the educational biography project really difficult to complete. We moved a lot when I was a kid, so I attended a huge number of schools throughout my K-12 years. I even put off going to grad school for a really long time because I was never an awesome student until my latter years in undergrad, and even then, my confidence was not great. Reading Boudin's article about learners in prison also struck a chord with me, as it writes a lot about poverty and situational life instability---familiar topics. This quote resonated with me, talking about the prisoners' lack of self-confidence when it came to education:
...they brought with them negative feelings about education and about themselves as learners. Attitudes about race, class and gender undermined their confidence to learn academically, compounding their insecurities about school. --Boudin, p215I think I'd suggest to Dr. Muth that he add the Boudin reading to the Michelson reading for the 601 class, when discussing how to write about the narrative self. I think the two are great companions to one another, coming from different perspectives. I'm reflective of my educational biography project, which might look different if I wrote it today. However, I could probably rewrite it every semester in this program and have a different perspective. That's one of the goals of this program, though, right? Critical reflective practice?
To tie it back into digital literacy, and because I was tempted to just type a smiley face at the end of that last paragraph, I leave you with Chelsea Peretti from Brooklyn 99: