I love this, Wes! You are so right. Who knew that spin class had so many great implications for the classroom and beyond? I’m about to get ready for my next one at 8:15. Here’s a post you might enjoy from my old site. https://sarahdateechur.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/spinning/
Thanks for sharing your reflections, Michelle! It takes so much courage to be vulnerable in a public space. I also appreciate the nod to EduMatch. I’m currently reflecting on your reflections (does that qualify as meta? Probably not lol). Lots to think about. Are you familiar with the work of Paris (2012) and culturally sustaining pedagogy? I was thinking about that as I read.
Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. “Compassion” was originally written (in most cases) in quotation marks to signify the definition provided by the woman at the retreat. I have updated it for consistency throughout the text, to clarify whose definition I am using.