The Teaching Roundtable is a monthly forum for teachers and those interested in education. The group approaches education as a life-long process - an activity that's not just reserved for school and childhood, but that is at the heart of all subjects and disciplines. The Roundtable is free and meets the first Wednesday of the month to consider readings that offer different perspectives on learning.

It's both an opportunity to join the conversation about Pioneer Works' own evolution, and a chance to start collaborations with educators from diverse backgrounds. We serve soup!


Past Roundtables


Readings from previous sessions include selections from:

  • Art as Experience, John Dewey
  • The Dialectic of Freedom, Maxine Greene
  • Home Economics, Wendell Berry
  • James Baldwin Selected Essays
  • The Ignorant School Master, Jacques Rancier
  • Writing Without Teachers, Peter Elbow
  • Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks
  • The Struggle for Black Education, Brian Jones
  • Anthroposophy in Everyday Life, Rudolf Steiner
  • Deschooling Society, Ivan Illich
  • The Unknown Craftsman, Sōetsu Yanagi
  • The End Of Ignorance, John Mighton
  • Zen and the Art of Archery, Eugen Herrigel
  • To Know as We are Known, Parker J Palmer
  • Resistance to Learning: Overcoming the Desire Not to Know, Marshall Wise Alcorn Jr.
  • Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre, Keith Johnstone
  • Thinking About Art Thinking, Luis Camnitzer


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