“Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye.”
The WAYWORDS Mission
“Education is Freedom”
writes Paulo Freire in Pedagogy of the Oppressed. But not just any education.
Critical literacy becomes increasingly vital in communities polarized or isolated, globalized or caffeinated. Growing such literacy–and with it, ideals of democracy, inquiry, dialogue, tolerance, and peace–is the mission of Waywords Studio. We read the world to develop our skill with language, our efficacy in engaging it, in writing back to it. Our paths will wander, acts of essai and bricolage, connecting points for discovery.
Students grow these skills; educators open the ways; litterateurs celebrate them.
Who Is Steve Chisnell?
A Lifetime Educator
who left public school teaching in the United States after 35 years, Steve Chisnell remains an educator, writer, and podcaster, the creator of Waywords Studio. His writing and thinking revolves primarily around the nature of interpretation, pedagogy and Any question of philosophy which addresses what we can know ..., rhetoric and composition, critical and digital literacies, civic and service education, and an admiration for role play gaming and classic Japanese kaiju.
When not enjoying a hammock or exploring trails in remote spaces, he performs music with the zeal of a solid amateur and schemes fruitfully.