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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“wish i could help more”

May 20, 2021

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I need to figure out a sort of protocol for what’s happening rather often already: “somebody gave me your number …” but what they need is totally out of my scope. Yes, in the past, we had coaches and advisors. I will inquire – maybe even generate a list of some of the things I’ve […]

The surroundings

May 14, 2021

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So we’re planning “the changes.” No gaslighting for days, which makes it a little easier. I mean, I’ve known the admin was not supportive of us for years, but there’s a difference between letting you do your thing as best you can with no support (and removing resources with every opportunity) and then imposing drastic […]

stuff flyin’ into a fan

May 12, 2021

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Still gonna be a little careful about oversharing, but I did send an email out about the fall and specifically that I don’t see how I can give walk-in help with reaidng and writing, unless there are new hires. I was chastised by soon-to-be-supervisor because I seem to have already decided my ability to help […]

Mind Map/Like Driving A CAR

May 7, 2021

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The next thing is “Cornell notes” — welp, I don’t need no stinking badges. I might go back and do that for one of the assorted training things I do and stick it in later but right now doing that would be a DISTRACTION and … the whole purpose of this exercise is to congeal […]

Extend, Ontario!

May 7, 2021

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I signed up for a MOOC but the timing is in relative down time so … looks like it will be happening. Executive Summary (or: TL/DR) Multiplication is often not fully understood. See https://resourceroom.net/UDLMult/ for a way to teach it concretely and thoroughly. Exponents are fun, too. Here’s a fun story in a two minute […]

Careful blogging

May 4, 2021

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Seems — as of a week ag — that we need to move out of our space by fall. This week an admin is inquiring “what do you need?” When we moved over here, we planned before we moved so that they could put walls and things in where it made sense. When we moved […]