Thick

Entry 133 for Monday August 24, 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? Preparing the layout for this week of #TC1028; #TC1028 session for group 91; chat with my #TC3045 student Oliver; #educoffee with Terri and Miguel; Community Building session with Maha, Mia, and Autumm; started listening/reading (Audible) “Thick” by Tressie McMillan Cottom; participated in my first #flipclasschat in ages.
  2. What did you enjoy? I have had both “Thick” and “Lower Ed” on my list to read for a long time and purchased “Thick” on audible sometime before covid19. I am really enjoying the essays and love to hear the book author reading her book. I have been following her work since an early DPL where she was a keynote speaker and we watched that live with my #TC2027 class. So many respected colleagues and friends have recommended this book (and “Lower Ed”), give that a consideration for your list.
  3. What did you find difficult? Again, this struggle to stay ahead of my review of the #TC1028 content in this English build of the course is a struggle. I want to be far ahead but I am taking care to not overwork. There are other pending tasks in my queue as well.
  4. What has changed? My system of requiring visits from my students is a practice for my semester long classes which are slowly disappearing with #Tec21. I need to find a good way to integrate that into the new shorter classes. Visits are always an option, but the mechanics is trickier with 5 or 10 week courses.

Featured Image Credit

Sketchnote by Giulia Forsythe from her multiple listening of "Thick" by Tressie McMillan Cottom
“THICK @tressiemcphd #viznotes #chapter1” flickr photo by giulia.forsythe https://flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/47398266822 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

Video Released Today

No video today, busy with #OpenFlip and thinking about my video production schedule.

There may be video from our session today about Community Building. Maha is posting those on the Virtually Connecting YouTube channel.

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