August Projects

Lately I’ve been editing more, considering the accessibility of my writing, trying to simplify. This is why I haven’t posted updates about new content every day, as I did before. I may switch to just documenting my updates weekly; that’ll be much more manageable, and give me space to consistently reflect on successes and failures … Read moreAugust Projects

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 🙌

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 🙌

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 ✌

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❓

I 💘 YouTube, Part II

In the interest of further exploring my experience with Fresno Unified, as well as add another dimension to my definition of quitting, I decided to analyze two of my favorite YouTube artists: Quote Response 👫 Prince Ea 🧠 Please note, these are my takeaways; your takeaways will likely be different.But our takeaways have equal value, and I’d love … Read moreI 💘 YouTube, Part II

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 💜 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 💞 5W’s ❓❔❓❔❓

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 🦐 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 👩‍🏫 Meaning Making

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” in it. G rade to E ncourage individual growth, N ormalizing only the minimum requirements for the course. W rite clear notes that make sense to the student, then R eview those notes … Read moreEmoticons about Grading, Part I 👊

I ❤ Brilliant

Brilliant is an app on my iPad. The appified version of This app (or website) is a great place for nerds to hang out to study physics, puzzles, & logic. And math, artificial networks, & computers. Mathematical fictionalism, anyone? If I could pick Brilliant up and inject it into the bloodstream of K-12 education, … Read moreI ❤ Brilliant