Today I'm talkin' FAILURE.
With contributions from friends, colleagues, listeners who shared their stories and thoughts about failure, as well as my own experiences and ideas, this episode gets into: the "meta" experience of failing to read enough about failure to do an episode on it; learning in theory versus learning through practice; sharing failures with students as "parting gifts," as icebreakers, as a lesson in self-reflexivity, as a practice of vulnerability, of transparency, or just to knock over the performative bullshit of "excellence" in teaching and learning.
I hope you enjoy! Get in touch with me if you have more thoughts about failure in/and teaching.
(PS Carl, widely adored podcast mascot, research assistant, and longtime Build-a-Bear friend of my adult life, is pictured here because he never fails. He's a nonstop WINNER.)
The podcast music is by Dyalla Swain and the graphics are by @muskrathands.
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**The transcript for this episode, once available, will be here.**