JULY is here ;)

July 2, 2020

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  Rabbit Rabbit was not the first thing I said (but somebody tweeted it, reminding me of that ‘good luck’ ritual).   I didn’t jog b/c I forgot to move laundry from washer to dryer… but I can do a real ride tonight; no meetings. No students zooming but I’ve connected w/ teachers of the “Bridge” […]

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contrasts

June 25, 2020

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  So much has been happening in the world that … I’ve been in the world instead of writing about it. Summer school has started and *nobody* has zoomed. No idea why. Yesterday a few nasty little things happened.   Our unit — our dean’s job was restructured.  We don’t have a supervising dean.  That was […]

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(focus! focus!)

June 11, 2020

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  Classes start Monday so I’m trying to make video and fliers to get folks to come see me.  I waffle between focusing on “I help with this course!” and “I help if you aren’t sure you can learn it!” and that sort of angle.   You sort of have to work with me to know […]

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Neighbors ;)

June 10, 2020

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  I’m watching a neighbor walk by on the sidewalk, as I’ve seen him do many times in any given day, and sometimes he’s running and never looking tired.  It made me think of the driver who pulled out on me because she was distracted and apologized at length, “You’re my neighbor!!”  because when I […]

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Looking for videos…

June 5, 2020

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So this one embeds nicely and I was excited by the thumbnail.  However, the song spends 2 full minutes rambling about the procedure before getting to this.   (It’s also a bit cutesy for my adults.) It’s revealing that it is called a “trick.”  (Oh, and there’s essentially nothing conceptual about any part of it. I […]

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Reality check

May 23, 2020

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For obvious reasons graduation was virtual, online.   So!  Anybody could go! I watched. I watched the names get read off. Even given my crappy remembering of names, and the fact that the pictures most posted were different than what they might have looked like in the tutoring center (okay! MY FAVORITE was a student sitting […]

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Oh, the places…

May 20, 2020

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So I’m trying to use the last hour of the day reasonably productively, and whoa! The ‘phone’ on the computer is ringing. Which app? Who *is* that?  What the …?   My body reacted a bit as if it were a police siren pulling me over. Even after I figured out “this is from work, and […]

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Rabbit holes

May 12, 2020

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  This article about ‘education debt’ quotes Alice in Wonderland and Alice’s chasing that rabbit down a hole without pondering the exit. From 2006, it compares the idea of “achievement gap”   to the idea of a “balanced budget” being a grand idea but if you don’t address the accumulated debt, it meets political needs but […]

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N + 1 news article

May 7, 2020

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  Here’s an article about developmental classes and technology   that I think I’ve seen written about before …about moving developmental math online:   basically students report positive experiences but … the actual results in passing the next class aren’t as good.  Faculty concerns:  students have positive experiences because they figure out how to game the tech […]

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The boring STuff

May 6, 2020

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  Layout!  Grid!   CSS! If it’s “grid” then it takes the space of the container; if it’s “grid” the items will span the width of the container.   If “inline-grid,” the content.   I think this is what I need to grasp to make things work. I decided to totally rebuild the layout because I cannot figure […]