Collaboration :)

February 19, 2021

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Wednesday night, for lack of a zoom meeting and being a “give up being a vegetable after 7:00 p.m.” for Lent, I did a draft of a video explanation of “Please Go and Bring For Me” for building multiplicative thinking, because I think it’s a brain changer. It reminds me of “letterbox lessons” for building […]

Resolutions, Lentiness…

February 15, 2021

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Whereas I was about to go into “vej out at computer” but I had a website page of mine up and recalled that I really, really swore I’d update and share more things more often, no REALLY I MEAN IT THIS TIME! … and I discovered that I *had* already uploaded my complete Freak The […]

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Chilly.

February 8, 2021

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6 degrees this morning — I’ve recently ridden in with 9 and it was fine, but we’ve had another small dose of snow. I realized I don’t have the gear I once did for below zero so yesterday I ordered up a winter BUFF (somewhere in the house is a nest of balaclavas, somewhere, including […]

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Affirmations :)

February 5, 2021

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Got the jab yesterday and I sit down and nurse asks, “Are you here to help me with my math?” Yup, a Parkland grad who’d been down to D120 many the time. Yes, it brought to mind “but who are we allowing to fail” because yes, she’s white. Reading tutors swung by w/ folks from […]

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Kewlness

February 3, 2021

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I’ve been unable to find ways to connect with people out in the community, and of course thinking “okay, maybe what I know and do isn’t what they need.” Last week a few folks from Project Read dropped by and I happened out and talked to them about our space and that I’d be glad […]

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Groundhog day!

February 2, 2021

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Just because I’m distractible doesn’t mean I … I’m helping w/ Elementary Ed math this semester. I wonder if it’s workable for the “I want to teach elementary but I’m not good at math” cohort. It’s full of really fun, varied presentations of basic concepts — I don’t know if they’re basic enough to be […]

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C’mon, OER ;)

January 27, 2021

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I read at “Phil on Ed Tech” that the CEO of Apollo Global Management has resigned because he gave lots of money to a certain “convicted sex offender” Jeffrey Epstein. Also seems that Apollo Global Management is extremely financially involved with McGraw-Hill … “Just three months after Apollo bought McGraw-Hill, they addedon ALEKS…” Ick. Ick. […]

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chantey time

January 18, 2021

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tl/dr: a total tangent but I”ll connect. It’s not *quite* a non sequitur. In 1978 at age 18, I was trying to stay awake at my 3rd job, lifeguarding a tiny rooftop pool at Georgian Towers b/c in Montgomery County MD if the apartment had a pool, it had to have a lifeguard. Georgian Towers […]

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Please Go and Bring For Me

January 15, 2021

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And 3-day weekend! Yes, I took the bus this a.m. — but hadn’t successfully gotten my itty bitty computer to work so I couldn’t read the Long Thing About How Your Little Certificate Programs Keep Poor People Poor. I *could* read this little description of a way to teach multiplication called Please Go and Bring […]

Respondus

January 14, 2021

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Yea, our math courses are now using “lockdown” and “respondus” with the whole camera thing. Basically, students have to have a good laptop, a good connection, a good camera. Too bad so sad, rest of the world! WIth things like Zoom, I could at least say “hey, come on campus, we’ll set up a room […]

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