abolition

June 11, 2021

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Then there’s this tweet to article about students being automatically enrolled into JROTC. There are so manyh better ways.

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trust

June 11, 2021

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Today reminded me once again of what I would *like* teaching to be like: Like a back Float. A student thought about things instead of guessing. We’d gotten through to having oh, 20 lessons to go … but ther ehad been a “knowledge check” so today there were 49. Yea. Right. Still, we were workin’ […]

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repeat repeat

June 9, 2021

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I’ve got several students taking Math in the summer — repeating. They’ve all learned from that first time through. I’d say two of them have a puretty good chance of getting through this summer, tho’ I’ll be gone next week and … they do pretty much need some guidance along the way. ‘ There’s so […]

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Summer!

June 8, 2021

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I’ve already had a student 🙂 This one is repeating a class and … has learned *so much.* As in, a living, breathing reason why our full service support is needed and beneficial. You really wouldn’t recognize this one as the same person. first time through, learning the whole array of navigation — here’s a […]

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No title (article N + 1)

June 7, 2021

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(somehow the title didn’t happen first time. ) another article… “A Case Study of Students’ Motivation In College Algebra Courses”. It’s from 2014 but I don’t think I’ve seen it yet. Second paragraph bemoans the fact that College Algebra is a “gatekeeper” course that students may take 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 times. Fall […]

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study web article

June 2, 2021

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There’s an article onine about “the study web.” It describes students on twitter, discord and other platforms — as if “study web” were its own entity or platform. It’s interesting. People do zoom or discord and just sort of study together as if they were inthe library, and chat back and forth about oh, anxiety […]

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Another article

May 28, 2021

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Note the first paragraph: let to “gains in access.” Access isn’t equity, last I heard. They changed placement rules and more people had access!! (Not saying this is a bad thing, just thinking that it being “remarkable” is interesting.) Okay, now to the actual success insaid courses: 61% ofall students taking English first time successfully […]

Those dreams

May 28, 2021

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At yesterday’s ‘staff forum,’ fall semester’s shift to ‘normal’ was discussed at length, and then the Learning Commons. The unit in charge of student support is going to be “sunsetted” — nice euphemism for eliminated. When they painted things as wonderfully centralized in the library, I posted in chat that … what was left was […]

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wax on, wax off?

May 27, 2021

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No, I haven’t seen the Karate Kid… but I saw Star Wars and a few other stories of people who were going to become amazing, and wise, and do good things and things good and things well. A common thread is that this person has been discreetly deemed as destined for Being Specially Good and […]

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FRy – day

May 22, 2021

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Yes, the semester’s done. Nope, it’s not quiet! Today was the “maker space” project — where we’re not really “making” from scratch but rather curating to make smething more deliverable. Also had two students — with questoins about sophisticated Excel data interpretation and prep for the GRE Math. Trying to get to “don’t do the […]

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