Entry 015 for Tuesday April 28, 2020
The core questions:
- What did you do today? The #TC1028 exam which had some confusion but my main goal was reducing anxiety of my students which I think worked out well, a focus group with about 30 other faculty nationwide from the Tec giving feedback for a faculty support tool, a nice #educoffee with Gilberto, and a wonderful guest speaker appearance for Sandra Gudiño‘s class talking about Flipped Learning in a Covid-19 context. You can see the slide deck here (in Spanish).
- What did you enjoy? My final “question” on the #TC102exam was a Thank You note to my students requesting them to stay in touch and let them know that they are always my students and can reach out to talk anytime.
- What did you find difficult? I messed up somehow on an edit of that exam. I replaced some content questions with questions asking the students about their experience during the course and how they were doing during this #covid19 pivot. Something borked and the original questions (content we decided to eliminate from the course in the pivot) were still there. That sucked but the students were happy when a few questions ended up being full points for my mistake. I always give the full points in that situation where I messed up the exam. That’s the only fair option.
- What has changed? This was the last day of class for #TC1028 as Friday is a national holiday. I will miss this group, it was a fun group of students to spend 10 weeks with.
Related to #2 above, this was my reply to Jesse Stommel‘s tweet and then a tweet about the class for Sandra:
The last "question" on my "final exam" yesterday was a big Thank You note and inviting them to stay in touch, that I am forever their teacher even when the course is "over".
— Ken Bauer Favel (@ken_bauer) April 30, 2020
Muchisimas gracias a @sandra_gudino por darme espacio en su salon de clases @TecdeMonterrey en linea hoy para hablar sobre #flipclass #flipclasschat e innovación educativa. Un excelente grupo de alumn@s. https://t.co/Ciny9hWrON pic.twitter.com/KgKyASkN1u
— Ken Bauer Favel (@ken_bauer) April 29, 2020
Featured Image Credit
Valeria and Toño here pair programming. Two of my students in an early #ungrading course of mine. Toño is actually a nephew of one of my first students from the 90s.