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    Personal Tolls of the Return to In-Person Teaching

    I’ve been away from The Chicks for several weeks because I’ve been working on my promotion package. There are lots of people going through some seriously heavy shit right now. I’m more fortunate than most, but I’m not sure I’ll ever forget this summer. Getting ready for faculty promotion is already a high stress gambit. But, I did it in…

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    Quickies: How are all those college openings going?

    It’s only the middle of August, but due to extenuating circumstances, many colleges are starting their fall semesters early! Let’s check in on how that’s going… After one week, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill reversed course and moved to virtual learning. An editorial in their student newspaper points out that they all saw it coming. Notre Dame enacts…

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    Quickies: Activism and #BlackBirdersWeek

    I honestly don’t know where to begin after a week like this in the United States. Or should I say, yet ANOTHER week like this, because, in a lot of ways, we’ve been here before. Last week, I posted a short list of actions and ways to learn about racial justice. That got expanded into a Google doc because making…

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    Quickies: COVID models, #JusticeForBre, and more…

    What? The Friday Quickies are back on an actual Friday?! I mean, all time is Jeremy Bearimy anyway, but whatever bit of normalcy I can hang on to, I will. First, some COVID-related stuff: The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them: A fascinating and straightforward explanation of exposure risks in everyday situations. Staying 6 feet apart won’t help anyone…

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    On Learning Goals and Trust in the Time of Coronavirus…

    I started this article on remote teaching a few weeks ago when just about every college and university was scrambling to covert their in-person classes to a remote instruction model. But then, well, I got busy trying to covert my in-person classes to a remote instruction model. So, instead of a list of resources, I’m going to focus on the…

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    Don’t Abandon Our Littlest Learners…

    We are on our 13th day of social distancing in Case de Amontillado, the official name of the Strange-Isis abode. Some day I’ll write about why we named our house after my favorite macabre tale when we bought it two years ago, but today it seems eerily appropriate. I haven’t been out of Casa de Amontillado in any meaningful way for…

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    Quickies: Writing, Teachers, Superheroes, and Glorious Impeachment…

    Spooky season is over as we head straight into November today. Anyone geared up for NaNoWriMo? Personally, I’m taking on on #AcWriMo with the goal of getting a paper draft done this month. While also running the senior thesis writing seminar! So, with a wordy month ahead, I might be a little less wordy on here. Here are some of…

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    It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! #TrumpPence Logo, Yellow Bamboo, Classroom Robots, and more!

    Sunday Funny: Null hypothesis confirmed. (via SMBC) Mad Art Lab Mad Art Cast: Art Lowers Stress Even If You Suck At It and the New Blue The Gang talk about a new blue hue and how making even bad art can lower stress levels. Owner of a Lonely Quark: The High Temperature Quantum Chromodynamics of Ágnes Mócsy Dale tells the…

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