A Dog’s Life

Entry 009

The core questions:

Credit goes to Ben and readers of his blog for these “Four Questions” and the five stretch questions.

  1. What did you do today? A very nice office hour with a #TI2011 exchange student from France who has stayed in Guadalajara for the semester. She asked about how to find/share open licensed images for her blog so I will be creating another video duo (English and Spanish twins) on that topic. Another office hour with one of my #TC1028 students led me to realizing I need to pick up my game in producing coding videos (maybe just in Spanish?) for those students. So expect one about reading/writing files in Python3 soon. I made some progress preparing for your first class of #TI4022 (Cybersecurity Asset Configuration and Vulnerability Management) for the masters program that I will be co-teaching with Roberto Martínez (the real expert in the area).  Two nice #educoffee sessions. Each had a newcomer which was nice. Check out the log of visitors to the virtual coffee shop in that post.
  2. What did you enjoy? Spending time with my family and meetings with students. I cooked another jar of salsa which turned out quite well.
  3. What did you find difficult? I am emotionally tired. Exhausted maybe? My mornings are very productive and then I tend to hit a wall in the afternoon.
  4. What has changed? I switched (starting on Wednesday) to posting the daily updates the morning after each day. Back when I started the blog, my posts were often very early morning before the rest of the family woke up. I find myself more productive in the mornings and this fits better.

    And then, the stretch questions:

  5. What are you grateful for? Family. Health. My work.
  6. Which changes do you want to keep? This “challenge” from Ben put me back in my blog on a regular basis. I want to keep doing that as well as generating video and audio content. All Creative Commons licensed of course.
  7. What are you scared of? How we plan for the fall semester. Personally I am fine in this mode of teaching and it is forcing us to rethink much of how we teach. I am worried about the students. Two of our children will be switching contexts (starting university and starting high school). What will this be like for them?
  8. What has stayed the same? Our dog Bailey is very happy about this entire situation. She gets today’s title and picture because we all need more pet photos to keep our spirits up.
  9. When did you last laugh? In morning #educoffee when we mused about the bio disasters that will be in some professor’s offices after a month away. Some people are going to have ugly mugs of leftover coffee.

Featured Image Credit

Our dog Bailey just after we rescued her in September 2017.

Our dog Bailey just after we rescued her in September 2017.
“2017/365/266 Bailey.” flickr photo by kenbauer https://flickr.com/photos/ken_bauer/37409906185 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license

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