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 Also, I’m teaching at Clovis Community College and Fresno City College in the fall semester, so I’m spending summer preparing new curriculum. At Clovis Community College, we’ll be studying Le … Read moreI ❀ Teaching College

Emoticons about Grading, Part III πŸ™Œ

Yesterday was my first week teaching the second semester of English 380: Vocabulary Building & Testing SkillsI was a MONTH late responding to the “You wanna teach this next semester?” e-mail, so I will 100% understand if I don’t get the opportunity to do this a third time… but I hope I do get a … Read moreEmoticons about Grading, Part III πŸ™Œ

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 Pro. 21st century problems. It’s been raining frequently. I wanted to plant loofah seeds today, but I didn’t get around to it yet, and I’ve already bathed. I leave in … Read moreEmoticons about Grading, Part II ✌

I πŸ’— 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 11 p.m., and I’ve never been a morning person, so I was surprised by how easily I swung my legs from the comfort of my magic blanket onto our cir. … Read moreI πŸ’— Kurzgesagt & Art History

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 portfolio. I’m waking up at 7am to get this shit done, with the plan of being on the road by 9am, at my dad’s by 1pm to drop off Phoebe, … Read moreSubstitute Teach for Fresno Unified❓

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 my fear of failure and abuse, too: Is it failure to leave an unhealthy relationship? Is it quitting, or is it figuring out what suits your interests? Just question the … Read moreA Humanizing Step, Part II ✌

I πŸ’ž 5W’s ❓❔❓❔❓

As English-teacher-cliche as it sounds, I’ve always thought the wordsΒ who, what, why, when, where,Β andΒ howΒ can change the world. Prewriting πŸ’™Β Who, What, When, Where, Why, How πŸ’œ When I’m prewriting, I ask the 5W questionsWho, what, when, where, why, and (even though it isn’t a W) how. repetitiously, until I finally peel away the answer, like stripping … Read moreI πŸ’ž 5W’s ❓❔❓❔❓

Workview, Part II; Writer Mind πŸ”¬

my cat is better than yours

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 also being held accountable for establishing an online brand and spending responsibly. adding to my Pinterest. I was especially hooked on the idea of crayons.Β I’ve been thinking about doing some … Read moreWorkview, Part II; Writer Mind πŸ”¬

Workview, Part I; College vs. K-12 πŸ‘©β€πŸ«

Today I’d like to further explore rule #1 of my mentor-specific Workview: An intellectual field should not be a social minefield. Lifeview πŸ’™Β Be Grateful 🧑 I think this mentor-specific WorkviewThat ethical code we carry into work. is rooted in a deep Lifeview my mother taught me: Be grateful for the damn experience. In My Life … Read moreWorkview, Part I; College vs. K-12 πŸ‘©β€πŸ«

Curriculum Design πŸ‘©β€πŸ« 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 🦐 Our 20g hexagon fish tank will begin cycling tomorrow, boosted by the gravel, aquarium decorations, & used filter from our 10g Aqueon tank. My goal is to succeed at a … Read moreCurriculum Design πŸ‘©β€πŸ« Meaning Making