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Wrestling With Competency And Everyday Literacies In School, Kortney Sherbine Jan 2019

Wrestling With Competency And Everyday Literacies In School, Kortney Sherbine

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

In this essay, I detail the entanglements of three young Black boys - Million Dollar Man, DJ, and Francisco - and their interests in and experiences with WWE wrestling. Drawing on posthumanist philosophies that attend to the productive relationships between the human and more-than-human objects, I consider ethnographic data composed during a second-grade literacy workshop to describe the ways in which the boys' talk, play, embodiments, drawing, and writing created new ways for them to demonstrate competencies in school. A rhizoanalysis of field notes, audio and video recordings, and artifactual documentation demonstrates the overlapping and diverging traditional and indeterminate literacies that emerged ...


Track Star + Thing Power: Be[Com]Ing In The Literacy Workshop, Kortney Sherbine Jun 2018

Track Star + Thing Power: Be[Com]Ing In The Literacy Workshop, Kortney Sherbine

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

This paper explores the intra-actions between and assemblages among classroom materials, a teacher's chair and a seven-year-old boy during a second grade literacy workshop. I consider the ways in which the relationships between the human and more-than-human produced multiple ways of being and, in particular, new modes of competence for a child whose classroom literacy practices were often considered illegitimate or unremarkable. Drawing on posthumanist and more-than-human philosophies of difference, I suggest that the child's affective relationships with materials and his teacher's willingness to engage in a nomadic pedagogy produced new opportunities for him to experience and ...