Last week, I was a guest on Jill McLennen’s podcast Seeing Death Clearly. Jill recently changed careers and now serves as a Death Duala. Death is one of the few experiences that all humans will have, yet there are so many cultural barriers to planning for the inevitable. So, like having an advocate through pregnancy… Read More Seeing Death Clearly Podcast
When I was seven, Disney’s The Little Mermaid was in the theaters. My sister was in the hospital (she had cystic fibrosis), and I was staying with relatives. I would have to wait until my sister was home before seeing the movie. My grandmother gave me a beautifully illustrated edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s version… Read More Walking on Knives
I started the below post on March 31st. I never published it (I got involved, got distracted). While I am no longer feeling quite so paranoid, I think I still want to remember these feelings. I think I also want others to know that they are not alone in these feelings. They are real. They… Read More Counting
I sweat the small stuff. Last week, the above was all I could write. I had to take many steps back and manage my expectations of my ability to do everything right the first time. I hated everything. Every one got on my nerves. The innocuous note letting me know that a link was broken… Read More Zoom Zoom
I woke up at 4:45 AM to update the Tutoring Center website. Now, I realize the above sentence may imply that I set out to get up early and update the website. That is patently false. I woke up to the thought that there were still some updates that I hadn’t done, and I could… Read More …And We’re Back.
I have been spending a lot of time playing around with Zoom, coming up with the best way our tutoring center can use it for online tutoring. I thought I had everything figured out, but I neglected one small detail: one person cannot host concurrent sessions. Our students do not have licenses for Zoom; that… Read More Impostor’s Ice Cream Cake
This is how Day 3 actually ended: And, yes. I did wake up like that. Working from home has shortened my morning routine. Day four was much better. It was Friday (not that weekends are really a thing at the moment) and the weather was gorgeous. Sunny and nearly 80 F. Also, I got to… Read More Spring Break Schedule?
Yesterday, March 18th, was the first day that my colleagues were also working from home. We began the day by sharing our workstations. The one on the left is mine. Below are some of my colleagues’ impromptu work stations: We started a group text (I named the group “Work Pals”), and things seemed to be… Read More Day Two into Day Three
I finally have an office with a window. And cats. But, it had a high cost. I’m immunosuppressed due to some medication that slows down the progression of my Multiple Sclerosis. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, voluntary isolation is the responsible action for both myself and my colleagues. But, mostly for myself. This week, normally spring… Read More Telecommuting. Day 1
Action Plan, assignments Today, I am exhausted. These sessions are full of ideas, questions, and sharing that sometimes it’s overwhelming. One thing that I am immediately interested in taking away from today is embracing multiple modalities in assessing learning. Originally, I had three essays and a final project planned for my freshman seminar this fall,… Read More Digital Pedagogy Lab- Design, Day 3