Rolling Downward

Posted on December 2, 2020

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Okay, it’s not quite time for that song yet πŸ™‚

Back at work after “break” and still Have Students Here, tho’ many students think they’re not even allowed on campus since in-class sessions were moved online after Friday the 20 (as planned in August). Several acutely sad deals where if our staff hadn’t been gutted… they just might not be withdrawing from all their courses…

but also the other ones: “So I can use this room until my exam at 3:00? THANK YOU!!!”

And somebody on twitter has taken a liking to my times tables stuff for working w/ a student so I might just have a beta tester πŸ™‚ It’s also a mega motivation for moving it forward; I’ve captioned 13 videos and there are 21 on the playlist (I *think* I did 3 today but I was also just correcting the links so they went to the captioned ones, so I’m not sure.)

And Andratesha Fritzgerald came to our group of mostly white folks chatting up her book Β Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning: Building Expressways to Success . When she described talking to a teacher who had kiddos almost falling out of their chairs but the teacher said they needed to have desks in straight rows… and how she didn’t respond with “that ain’t right,” but instead basically honored the trust the teacher had in disclosing that… there’s a skill set πŸ˜‰

And I’ll be chatting Tuesday w/ @UDLPartners about making a video to share about how to make a number line & use it to give meaning to those number things. (I already made a thing for how to make evenly split fraction bars in Powerpoint but that was morefor me to remember than to explain to somebody else…)

Resisted wasting time, sometimes successfully even, tho’ … I did do “Hard Sudoko” in under 8 minutes, a personal record…

And now time to proceed homeward. 11.something positivity in the state today. 235 deaths. TODAY. TODAY. WHat ?!?!?!? Our esteemed locale is doing a bit better than that but… I really hope I survive this.
(Yes, the news folks agreed with my surmising that the number might include data not delivered that happened earlier, but the people are still … gone.)

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