Category Archives: teaching

Grading grading grading

It’s the last day of this brutal seven week mini-mester (not my term, I think it’s stupid) and I’m so grateful to have gotten through it, I may need a few adult beverages later. I assigned a group project to … Continue reading

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2 weeks has become 6 months

Two weeks to flatten the curve. That’s what they told us. Two weeks, we just had to stay apart and wash our hands till the skin fell off and everything would be fine. And we did it. And it worked. … Continue reading

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It seemed like a good idea at the time

Back when the world was normal – and don’t ever say “new normal” in my presence, or I will cast you out of my life so fast your new normal will be to spend every day in tears of sorrow … Continue reading

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Mornings are for the birds

The Bear took a job a year ago working at the school as a custodian. He’s retired, and he was bored, and I was one episode of MASH away from shooting the TV, so this was a very good decision. … Continue reading

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Incredibly loud, terribly scary

But I did it anyway. On Saturday, I finally did something I’ve wanted to do for a few years. Bear bought me a pistol a few years ago. I applied for, and got, my concealed carry license. I live in … Continue reading

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Because Maverick insists

In an absolutely shameless attempt to gain followers, I’m going to post this for Maverick He has his own facebook page so if you’re on that hell hole of daily drama, and you want to get his version of events, … Continue reading

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Slackerishness

In my infinite wisdom, I helped the department chair choose a new text book, from a new publisher, this semester. I spent the summer reading and making notes and creating videos from this new text book. When the semester began, … Continue reading

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Break time

We changed the text book this semester, went not only with a new book but a new publisher. In today’s world, half the classwork is done online, so setting up and linking the course to the publisher’s website should be … Continue reading

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Late nights and keyboard catastrophes

Note to self – do not attempt to edit your online courses after 2 am. I teach online, and on campus.  I am an adjunct, which translates as “peon.”   I have basically no rights and nothing is guaranteed.   I was … Continue reading

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