Let's Write a Teaching/Learning Statement

Facilitators: Tory Brykalski and Anuj Vaidya (UC Davis)

In this workshop, we will reflect about what motivates us to come to the classroom, what delights us in the classroom, and what stays with us into the wild beyond! How can we think of teaching/learning as co-constitutive? How can we subvert the neoliberal expectations of teaching/learning in the university? How can we cultivate a desire for teaching/learning in our students and in ourselves? These are some of our questions, come with your own! We will lead you through a series of short writing exercises, at the end of which you should have a skeleton teaching statement. In the latter part of the session, we will use our craft skills to turn our statements into a creative zine project. Using whatever materials are available to us in our spaces - art materials, scrap paper/magazines, etc - we will create a teaching statement collage.

Audience: Anyone who would like to reflect on what it means to teach/learn against/within/alongside the university.

The event will be recorded.


The people’s university. 
Think tank for resistance movements 
Training school for a new generation of university labor organizers.

About the strike


Public education free and accessible for everyone - without student debt.
Critical thinking and skills - not bound to the imperatives of the market.
Communities of care and shared struggle - not competition for grades & grants.
Brilliance - without ‘experts’.

Learn your power to organize personal and social transformation.
Decolonize, democratize, queer, and abolish the university.