Entry 015 for Tuesday April 28, 2020

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? 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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:

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.

Two students working together at a computer
“2016/366/26 Pair Programming” flickr photo by kenbauer shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license

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