Entry 066 for Thursday June 18, 2020
The core questions:
- What did you do today? Early morning 5am to crank through updates to a TC1028 refresh and adjust to a 5 week summer schedule (usually 10 week course); recorded and released the day’s #LinuxTips about backups with rsnapshop; meeting with department chair to go over plan of classes for next semester and advice on how/when to take holidays; #educoffee with Jorge and Miguel; meeting with Roberto to finalize plans for the remaining weeks of #TI4022; another webinar for Tec de Monterrey EIC, this one showing off three tools, I recorded quick video intros to share to them as well as live demo/practice in the webinar: Trello, Slack and Google Meet ; #eduwine with my friend Miguel.
- What did you enjoy? That first edition of #eduwine (I don’t think I will schedule these, just spur of the moment). Maybe when up for it, I can just spam it out on social media and see which of my regular #educoffee friends join.
- What did you find difficult? This rush to rework courses when we are in crunch busy mode is frustrating. The deadline was supposedly Monday, so I did what I could then left it alone as I thought that was it. Deadline. Email comes in late Wednesday (saw it Thursday at 4:30am when I woke up) asking if we could finish it Thursday. So I did but would have been less stressful working on that since Tuesday. Communication breakdown and partly my fault there.
- What has changed? Still adjusting to the semester over and planning mode over summer. This shorter summer period created by a later start to the spring semester adjusts everything. I will be teaching summer class (TC1028) and that basically consumes the weeks between spring semester and the upcoming fall semester.
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