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I ❤ Teaching College

I keep toying with the idea of starting a vlog. I’m pretty sure I’m starting a vlog this summer, when I’m not teaching. Teaching Plans Read more…


Emoticons about Grading, Part III 🙌

Yesterday was my first week teaching the second semester of English 380: Vocabulary Building & Testing SkillsI was a MONTH late responding to the “You Read more…


Emoticons about Grading, Part II ✌

I’m still learning how to use the emoticon keyboard on my PC. Not sure why I’m not just writing my blog posts on my iPad Read more…


I 💗 Kurzgesagt & Art History

As I lay in bed petting DeeJAYOur youngest cat @1.5 yro., Chase’s 6 a.m. alarm belled from our first-generation Alexa. I’d gone to bed at Read more…


Substitute Teach for Fresno Unified❓

Before we leave for Anaheim, I need to file my dad’s taxes, then print out three copies of my previous semester’s vocabulary syllabi and rhetoric Read more…


A Humanizing Step, Part II ✌

Last time, I wrote about how my therapist encouraged me to treat my career like a relationship. My therapist has another fantastic strategy for challenging Read more…


I 💞 5W’s ❓❔❓❔❓

As English-teacher-cliche as it sounds, I’ve always thought the words who, what, why, when, where, and how can change the world. Prewriting 💙 Who, What, When, Where, Why, How 💜 Read more…


Workview, Part II; Writer Mind 🔬

I just went bananasI was thinking about how to design a social media and consumer strategy that lets me explore ideas organically, authentically, enjoyably, while Read more…


Workview, Part I; College vs. K-12 👩‍🏫

Today I’d like to further explore rule #1 of my mentor-specific Workview: An intellectual field should not be a social minefield. Lifeview 💙 Be Grateful 🧡 Read more…


Curriculum Design 👩‍🏫 Meaning Making

I taught today at Fresno City College, 6PM-9PM. I do that weekly. It’s been one hella semester. In My Life Today 🐠 Mad Hexagon Plans 🦐 Read more…


Emoticons about Grading, Part I 👊

Teaching Philosophy 👨‍🎓 GWENRE 👩‍🎓 I have this grading technique called GWENRE. It’s my grading philosophy. It’s also like the 🤯 word GENRE, but with a 🦆ing “W” Read more…


I ❤ Brilliant

Brilliant is an app on my iPad. The appified version of Brilliant.org. This app (or website) is a great place for nerds to hang out Read more…


Workview, Preface; 🤙 Mentor Mind 🤗

I’ve been teaching for five years now: two years at Fresno State (14-15); three years as an adjunct professor in the State Center Community College Read more…


Belly of the Whale

I fell in love with teaching at graduate school—and I also fell in love with barely making a living as an adjunct professor (at last, Read more…