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Associate Prof. of Dance, PhD, Author: Shapes of American Ballet (Oxford 2016). Posts on education, dance, feminism, dogs. She/her/hers.

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Idk who needs to hear this but https://t.co/Njjfvw7kng
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12/12
2019
@LaurenPorosoff @HumResPro Love this. I'm sure you had a part in it too, helping her see the value in the learning… https://t.co/8fMM29Hxhljust as important as the gradeable items. The process. And of course the simple notion that we want students in cla… https://t.co/LxZdZ7hGZ7I don’t relay that story to diminish the problem, but rather to ask how we might help students see the larger syste… https://t.co/Fn8JAXBlaaAn important thread. Sometimes, though, students buck the system and surprise us: one who was sick at home and kn… https://t.co/u7ndCcyjQe
12/11
2019
It’s almost 2020, did you say? What the everloving fuck is this, google? Do better. I’m tired. 🙄 https://t.co/x8j7K4pJ4vgooooob morning. i know you’ve got a lot going on right now. so i wanted to mention. i think you’re doing great
Retweeted by Jessica Zeller
12/10
2019
You need to watch truly extraordinary teachers carefully to figure out how they do what they do, but to appreciate… https://t.co/eMJQwKOcUF
Retweeted by Jessica Zeller @kawfeetalk Oh how I miss you too, in the midst of all the things. Sending lots of energy and love over the fence!… https://t.co/sBhYgggglw
12/9
2019
@kawfeetalk This is amazing. Truly. 👏👏👏When you center kids as a teacher other adults in the building will not be happy with you. Your class will be loude… https://t.co/GLQXn84RRv
Retweeted by Jessica Zeller @kawfeetalk Sending hugs and ease. We’ll miss you tonight
12/8
2019
In case you need this today... https://t.co/TqiGlLq8VN
12/7
2019
Today I had a student that wasn't working hard, hasn't been working hard. I was walking over to tell him to get to… https://t.co/ZuUbgt0Ior
Retweeted by Jessica ZellerDear students, I am so very proud of you. That’s it. That’s the tweet. Cheers, JZ #truststudents
12/6
2019
I’ve cried on and off the past few days. No reason. Or maybe there’s a reason but I can’t put my finger on it. Anyw… https://t.co/ugYsiInctc
Retweeted by Jessica Zeller“To have that sense of one’s intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the… https://t.co/fueH5BogNB
12/5
2019
@gatorsdontbark #BabyYoda https://t.co/GligPPYc8mYesterday, I stopped at the door of my classroom and thought, “I can’t do this.” I was exhausted. Then I walked in… https://t.co/1Ez3JLadYF
Retweeted by Jessica Zeller @kawfeetalk Hang in there 💕 @morrismichaelj Absolutely, Michael! Thanks for this addition. There are so many layers to consider for a phrase th… https://t.co/immQPpNITjAn important reminder: https://t.co/C6y9teqhRS
12/4
2019
Dying. I'm dying. I love this account. #Feminism https://t.co/OThqrf24G2
12/2
2019
"We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are."
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12/1
2019
The majority of higher education faculty have no preparation for the work of teaching. And most elite universities,… https://t.co/wNQ338qUPp
Retweeted by Jessica Zeller“Neither an Eeyore nor a Tigger be.” https://t.co/W72HoKN20X"The student is infinitely more important than the subject matter." --Nel Noddings https://t.co/CFYhHcOAyq
Retweeted by Jessica ZellerAaand, I’m dead 😂 https://t.co/dWkW5jEfrz
11/27
2019
“The emotionally intelligent person knows how to hope and be grateful, while remaining steadfast before the essenti… https://t.co/Rr7s2OTeHT“I’m proud of you. I hope that you are proud of you too.”
Retweeted by Jessica Zeller @skylarprimm @MakeThemMastrIt Hang in there, Skylar. Sending supportive thoughts your way.🙂
11/26
2019
Maybe women just wear what they want to work out in and whatever you think about how it looks on their bodies is ir… https://t.co/WeN5gnell6
Retweeted by Jessica Zeller @ErmaLuis1 Absolutely! All hands on deck! #TG2chat @MikeSzczepanik @PaulSolarz Thanks to both of you for an inspiring hour! #TG2chatStudents! They're my biggest resources when it comes to empowering them. They know the conditions that will be most… https://t.co/SkVmQHxR7ZA4: By taking away the stigma of getting a certain grade, it becomes more about the learning. It takes away the ste… https://t.co/kLzss2pHME
Retweeted by Jessica Zeller @MikeSzczepanik LOVE that analogy!! #TG2chatYES. This. #tg2chat https://t.co/ASR0pvqRuHA4: Feedback should be targeted and attainable. It should coach students toward their goals with questions; rather… https://t.co/lTGTZkZ5gu @LaneWalker2 @MikeSzczepanik Right. And teachers clinging to their authority aren't likely to have the kind of peda… https://t.co/NG3pMx5b7H @MikeSzczepanik Ego. And fear. #tg2chat @MikeSzczepanik "Student success" is the other term I'd like to move on from. Whose version of success are we consi… https://t.co/AypZDkTTLx @MikeSzczepanik It is a great question... #TG2chatA3: Empowerment asks us to make room for students to step from an engaged role into a place of power—of authority.… https://t.co/cntMnuuUdH @NZedrow Right! Finding ways to use mistakes to inform future attempts is an inherently empowered approach. #TG2chat @MikeSzczepanik Exactly! And when grades aren't part of the equation, this gets so much easier! #TG2chat @Hahne_Elyse Love this! Modeling our process is so useful for students, to help them see that mistakes aren't the e… https://t.co/nehaq9Cz4BA2: We can create (or co-create, ideally) spaces that don’t stigmatize failure, but look to it as a means of unders… https://t.co/rNUjfDaVAHA1: Empowering learners, to me, means offering opportunities for them to develop and use agency, authority, and voi… https://t.co/47AIms8ooL @MikeSzczepanik Thanks, Mike! Delighted to be here #TG2chatHello! Jessica Zeller here from Fort Worth, TX. I'm a prof. of Dance Studies—studio-based and classroom-based—in hi… https://t.co/kfcSOUyqu0
11/25
2019
Watching this new/old Giselle on opening night was like seeing a faded painting regain its colors. My review of thi… https://t.co/K7GQkCyKR4
Retweeted by Jessica ZellerTa-Nehisi Coates: “It would be nice to live in a more forgiving world, one where dissenting from groupthink does no… https://t.co/y0DKPWWRAI
11/24
2019
This morning at #NCTE19, I talked about navigating #selfiepedagogy as we work to recenter students in our pedagogy.… https://t.co/K4KtBlW2gX
Retweeted by Jessica Zeller @kawfeetalk Absolutely! @kawfeetalk Omg thank you for not writing that out... 😂
11/23
2019
In case you need this today 💙 https://t.co/sW3kwEICRyIf the professor in question were a woman and/or a person of color, they would be removed for incompetence. His vie… https://t.co/Obk3zvCDT3Please, friends, stop promoting & rewarding a work culture of self-sacrifice & exhaustion in academia. Sleepless ni… https://t.co/5XMGZDvU2a
Retweeted by Jessica ZellerThis little love note was in the all-gender loo in my department today. Thank you to the thoughtful human who left… https://t.co/jaY5TnuX2F
11/22
2019
💜 https://t.co/2B2wv44sWWThis is it: dance world, we need you to advocate & support. See or hear something rotten? Speak up. Got a shoe endo… https://t.co/m5YGIp7yca
Retweeted by Jessica Zeller
11/21
2019
@kawfeetalk @DearWhitePeople You know it does 😊 @kawfeetalk @DearWhitePeople YESSSS..... 😍 @MonteSyrie Thanks, Monte. I appreciate it. 🙏🏻🙂You guys. Impostor syndrome is real. Thank you for coming to my TED talk. #Monday
11/19
2019
Today's Helpful Diagram https://t.co/l9Ue6GFpKs
Retweeted by Jessica ZellerGrades: - Reduce Ss interest in learning & preference for challenging tasks - Reduce the quality of Ss thinking -… https://t.co/v1zTR4QycW
Retweeted by Jessica Zellerat the park today. i noticed the human glancing at another human. so i made my way over. and sat on their foot. for… https://t.co/IQNAtTUUcg
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11/17
2019
“We can’t be expected to leave the unhappy and angry parts of ourselves at the door before coming in. We all need t… https://t.co/RsJe5gSfxC
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11/16
2019
A 12-week-old husky/shepherd mix just walked off an arriving flight at PHL. The whole waiting area was reduced to m… https://t.co/s3HMjLqFJK
11/15
2019
White male twitter friends: be like @ian_chadd who is sending this note out to his students ahead of teaching evalu… https://t.co/7SJbAfVCRh
Retweeted by Jessica Zellergooooob morning. i’ve given it some thought. and i’m going to be the best today
Retweeted by Jessica ZellerWelp. This is what #ballet should aspire to be. #balletforall #thisiswhywedance https://t.co/vmd3QqoV9ZICYMI: my talk at the Temple University Dance Studies Colloquium, Nov. 12. #liminalspace #humanity #dancestudieshttps://t.co/JNX8PCZ0oT
11/13
2019
She concludes that pedagogies rooted in a liminal, transitional space offer opportunities for individual learners t… https://t.co/vre3QJ3FEcaccountability measures. In this lecture, Dr. Jessica Zeller examines the implications of this incongruous situatio… https://t.co/mOYy48vAmNpedagogic theorists have emphasized the process-oriented nature of learning. Yet the contemporary university, follo… https://t.co/1UBBNDVcTuTonight! At 5:30 Eastern/4:30 Central, I'll be speaking at the Temple University Dance Studies Colloquium. Catch t… https://t.co/RgJvmC5XbF
11/12
2019
If grades must be given, make all grades negotiable and redoable. Focus on growth over perfection. Guide students… https://t.co/J7vAtAVevt
Retweeted by Jessica Zeller @MrCoppola Yes! They absolutely do. They have so many ideas about learning processes that it’s made me rethink my r… https://t.co/XAPmIkVtco @skylarprimm Exactly!! @AaronSBlackwel1 @mrmakemathsense @MikeSzczepanik @PaulSolarz Likewise. I'll see you on the 24th. @AaronSBlackwel1 @mrmakemathsense @MikeSzczepanik @PaulSolarz Thanks, Aaron, for hosting yet another inspiring chat! #TG2chat @mrmakemathsense Thanks for hosting, J! Great chat! #TG2chat @Hessteacherest @LearningGiant @mrmakemathsense That's problematic. It doesn't consider the contexts for students'… https://t.co/6jKid4qOD0 @brian_arnot @eibenteaching Ha! Love this. That level of transparency and subversion is a beautiful thing. #TG2chat @LearningGiant @Hessteacherest @mrmakemathsense Right. But the time constraints are always arbitrary. They have not… https://t.co/XpseWDKO78A5: We're asking Ss to embrace a new paradigm, so we have to help them work through their feelings about the old on… https://t.co/Vh5mQS3lQC @jessicazeller Stories speak to our humanity which helps us to connect with one another.
Retweeted by Jessica Zeller @AaronSBlackwel1 That's beautiful, Aaron. Truly. @szwildcat Absolutely! When they hear about our experiences they see that we understand where they are. That we've… https://t.co/ht9MuZuZrM @mrmakemathsense Our experience and our memory dictates so much of how we go forward. It seems important to work th… https://t.co/awndHFMKoA @skylarprimm The community element here is critical. I love "fellow travelers" too, Skylar. Such an apt phrase. #TG2chatWe have to build a culture of trust and collaboration, not competition, in our classrooms. Learning is not a zero-s… https://t.co/nMX1TUlznK
Retweeted by Jessica Zeller @szwildcat They are so aware. It's amazing. #TG2Chat @awfrench1 Those are some of my favorite faces too!A4: Share stories. I've shared my own assessment stories with students, and they've shared theirs with me. Sometime… https://t.co/Lu8XLRWIbrThis. This is everything. #TG2Chat https://t.co/L9RkxbWGL3 @MelMAEdCUI @mrmakemathsense This is so useful to get some insight into how they think about the work. Great idea. #tg2chat
11/11
2019

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