If anyone is looking for a case study from the perspective of a labour union for class the one I just co-authored may be of interest.
#mba #teaching #business
#labour #Academia #academicmastodon #union
Sarah Silverman is doing a workshop on neurodiversity for educators that may be of interest to folks. It's Tuesday, June 13th and it's free with a suggested $10 donation.
#HigherEd #Education #Educators #Accessibility #ADHD #Neurodivergent #Teaching
Since we're on the subject of #academia, #teaching, and the consumerization of #HigherEd, I offer you this delightful and prophetic little passage from Iain Pears, Death and Restoration. A Jonathan Argyll Mystery (1996)
Add these terms to your vocabulary:
• "group interaction module"' (wait , we already have something pretty close to that)
(this one's a keeper, though)
I'm currently trying to work with my TA and the teaching coordinators to figure out when and where best to schedule my Introduction to Quantum Physics lecture course next academic year.
It's a rather fun game of 3D chess: I want a room that has space, which feels welcoming, and ideally has student group working space outside or in the vicinity. I also want to be able to have all the contact teaching on two or at most three days so students don't have to come in every day. And it's also good if the teaching is at a time when students are available, without clashes.
I really love this part of the job – thinking in advance about what is best for students. ❤️
Currently running a course where students HAVE to use #AI based tools in order to create an innovation. I am curious how that will play out. It was fun to experiment in the introductory sessions, so already worth it. Also agreat excuse to buy #ChatGPT Plus accounts. #teaching #innovationManagement
MSc Creative Robotics - Course Leader at UAL Creative Computing Institute / Camberwell, London, UK #Jobs
If you believe in course evaluations, this year I've peaked teaching concurrency theory (100% score on my pedagogical competences). I should probably stop while I'm on top. 🤨
(Instead, I'm writing a bliki page about what I did..)
Upload a video (up to 20 minutes) and TinyWow will transcribe to text. I am happy to see that it capitalizes sentences and includes end punctuation. #EdTech #Teaching
It took that comment to make me realize that last year at this yearly crunch-time, we still had hybrid teaching. I miss it when trying to get everyone out the door early enough to get to my first lectures on time.... but when I'm actually in the classroom, I'm so glad to teach to humans rather than little Teams dots.
This week is teaching-heavy (actually, the next 6 weeks...). Partner is non-academic and was a bit confused that I'll be on campus every day this week. "But you're teaching? Oh, wait, you mean *live*?"
Indeed, all live- no more online classes. Live teaching is better for the students, better for me as a teacher. Much more complex for work-life. It's going to be a bumpy landing into summer break...
#academia #AcademicLife #HigherEducation #WorkLife #WorkLifeBalance #education #VetEd #teaching
Worth thinking about #MyFest23 if you are in #EducationalDevelopment, #AcademicDevelopment or any kind of #teaching role (or are just interested!). There is so much there to learn from (including for #EmergentStrategy fans!).
More in the toot here:
Create an interactive activity with Captain Smile to make learning fun. Students can drag smiles around the screen by touching the smile logo. Learn how to build this activity step by step in my latest blog post for #Activinspire #esl #teaching
I just wanna say that I’m proud of how far I’ve come with #DazStudio. When I first came across it a few years ago, it was intimidating.
Then the pandemic hit.
I was stuck #AtHome, #teaching virtually and playing around with figure posing apps on my iPad. Then something clicked and I was like, “This feels familiar.” Then I hopped on Daz again. While everyone else was learning how to bake bread and hoarding toilet paper, I was watching YouTube tutorials and learning the basics of making renders. It was like a whole other world opened up for me.
What you’re seen from me is three years of trial and error and doing the work I need to step my game up. I’m nowhere near a master at #Daz3D, but I thank y’all for supporting me and being with me on this journey. 🙏🏾
Wow. My BP is waaay lower today. Its almost like work is stressful, and being at home results in lower BP. Even though my home life has stressors (fuck you #endometriosis), work is the defining factor in my BP. I need a break. #health #work #education #teaching
🎙️ Richard Byrne tells us about 3 free websites for recording audio. No sign up required! #EdTech #teaching
🔴 Online Voice Recorder
🔵 Twister Wave
Yesterday a student asked what my favourite web-related file format was. When I immediately replied « RSS », her eyes went wide …
After explaining what it was and what it can be used for, I spent an hour to tell the class about Aaron Swartz. #teaching
Grade inflation is out of control. I have high school seniors who can’t string together a few cogent sentences complaining they don’t have A’s. #teaching #education
My new memoir ‘Anarchist Atheist Punk Rock Teacher’ is out June 16th. You can pre-order it now! #NewBook #Memoir #Anarchist #Anarchism #Atheist #Atheism #PunkRock #Punk #Teacher #Teaching #Education #Writing #Book #Memoir
I started a Friday night podcast. Here, I bust myths about #teaching #English in #Japan. Please listen and follow if that’s your thing.
As an academic teacher who loves teaching and who keeps thinking about teaching, I have one author to whom I will always go back, and that is John Dewey.
Dewey understands the dialogical nature of teaching, and he speaks about it in a way that enables the reader to think freely and openly about the process of education.
Thank you, Project Gutenberg, for making his writing available, and thank you for your presence here on Mastodon!
This evening's ultrafine #Cocktail
on the special occasion of having launched my #summer #teaching 1st half in "instructorless" mode via online modules
3 week aged/conditioned with toasted oak (American & Hungarian if you must know) #Mezcal #Negroni
(½ Carpano, ½ Dolin on the vermouth)
Doing a remote (lab!) class after a long time (since last Summer). Had to reset my zoom space. Worked out making the first part of the class "instructorless" through online modules - so just a quick recorded message to start the class. Had forgotten how hard it is to just speak to a camera - had to use a support plushie
The weather's too nice for me to stay holed up in the windowless, subterranean science office at my school, so I packed up my computer and headed out to my outdoor classroom. The life of a #biologyteacher can be pretty sweet sometimes.
(Shhh. I'm not actually doing school work. I'm working on revisions to a short story. It's fine. No one else is around to see. 🤫✍️)
#teacherlife #teaching #writerslife #writing #outdoors #nature
Someone wrote me a thank-you note after taking one of my LinkedIn Learning writing courses and said it was wonderful, and it has motivated her to keep taking more courses to improve her writing even more.
My heart is bursting! 💗
Re: my post yesterday asking/ordering folks to teach about the Tulsa Massacre. I taught it in 8th grade American history and 7th grade Social Justice, as well as to my advisory. I do attempt to practice what I preach. #teaching #BlackHistory #racism
"Hundreds of copies lined the shelves of the bookroom, hidden, mute. Nothing is more silent than an unread book."
In her new Longreads essay, Anne P. Beatty reflects on teaching in a red state, silence, and learning the history of her hometown.
#Longreads #EditorsPicks #History #NorthCarolina #Greensboro #Teaching #Essay
A trick to drawing a realistic animal is to use a photo as a guide. Cover with shapes and then delete the photo.
Learn how in the Animal Stickers #Shapegrams lesson: https://shapegrams.com/stickers
Paste a URL into YouTubeTranscript.com to display the video and transcript side-by-side. Words are bolded as the video plays. Click a line to jump to the part of the video. You can copy the transcript to use elsewhere. (via @ericcurts)
Good morning! I'm starting back to work this afternoon and am surprised to find myself. . . looking forward to it.
God help me, I love #teaching.
(Got to revise that #CourseMap to align with new #APA guidelines.)
After being on the job market for close to 3 months now, it's with a sigh of relief and a rush of excitement I can finally see the full-time occupation of doing job interviews to an end.
Starting gently now in June, and full-time in September, I'm joining Ludenso as VP of Platform Engineering!
It's been a wild and educational ride, and I've met with so many interesting companies, but in the end, I chose to go with Ludenso for the ability it gives me to improve the fields of teaching and learning – especially in the classroom. Having a daughter who says she hates school is naturally a strong, personal motivation.
It's been a long time since I was as enthusiastic about work as I am now. I'm eagerly looking forward to the adventure this surely is going to be!
#ELearning #Learning #Teaching #Programming #Engineering #Job
Constructive mathematics and teaching. ~ Alexander Shen. https://arxiv.org/abs/2305.19882 #Math #Teaching
Ja, ja, #dayofdh –
I spent it on a wild everyday mix of #spreadsheets #transkribus #teaching #multilingual #xslt and #tei
Not me overthinking my entire approach to #teaching after watching a 20 minute youtube video, nope not even a little bit
Marking chemistry IA highlight:
"In the world of condiments, mayonnaise is enjoyed by many, including my sister. Her enthusiasm for mayonnaise sparked my initial interest in this topic."
#marking #chemistry #IBchemistry #teaching #teacher #emulsions #mayonnaise
Marking chemistry IA highlight
"Without hydrogen bonding all natural, water based phenomena would cease to exist and the human race would go extinct, emphasising the importance of this molecular force."
#marking #chemistry #ibchemistry #teacher #teaching #hydrogenbonding
Marking chemistry IA highlight:
"It is inevitable to have uncertainties during experimentation, and it is important that they are aknowledged and calculated. So I will calculate them now and show them below."
#marking #chemistry #ibchemistry #teacher #teaching
I’m excited to announce my new book, Anarchist Atheist Punk Rock Teacher is now available to pre-order everywhere: https://www.earthislandbooks.com/product-page/anarchist-atheist-punk-rock-teacher-by-dan-mckee
Out June 16th on Earth Island Books, as the blurb says: it’s a memoir exploring the various ways in which anarchist philosophy, atheism, and a background in DIY punk rock influenced one conflicted teacher's approach to the classroom over twelve turbulent and thought-provoking years.
‘Anarchist Atheist Punk Rock Teacher' is more than just a memoir of some teacher you've never met. It is philosophy of education, of anarchism, of authenticity, and of life. Throw in some personal history, the deaths of both of his parents to deal with on top of juggling all the professional absurdities that come with the job (not to mention having to teach through a global pandemic), and you have all the earmarks of a biographical classic.
Sharing frontline insights which help explain why currently one in three teachers in England plan on quitting the profession, and the first-hand experience of being one of those very statistics, this memoir of struggle, grief, philosophy and hope tells a story of why, despite all its endless frustrations and inherent contradictions, there still might be no better job in the world than being an 'Anarchist Atheist Punk Rock Teacher'.
#AnarchistAtheistPunkRockTeacher #Anarchist #Atheist #Punk #PunkRock #Teacher #Teaching #Education #Writing #Memoir #Grief #Book #NewBook #DaNMcKee #Anarchism #EarthIslandBooks #PreOrder
Alright, there is much #buzz over #AI in #edtech. While I embrace what #LLMs offer, why are so many people going mad over the topic? I mean, I'm not a grandmaster in the #education field (I've been doing it for 15 yrs "only") & am pro #innovation, but what's wrong with using less tech?
Tech should be integrated to a degree & definitely taught about, but beyond that it will mostly get in the way. Effective #teaching has less to do with tech & all to do with #methodology.
#teaching asynchronous online is like a master class in how much class administration is done through very small, almost indirect moments of communication in the F2F classroom.
A simple assignment brief suddenly becomes a thesis. A short clarifying remark becomes a ten-minute video.
A little exaggeration here but not as much as I'd like.
Today marks the 102nd anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, something a not inconsiderable number of white Americans learned about through a superhero TV show. If you are a #teacher, talk about it with your students. We need to stop being able to say 'they never taught you this in school.' #history #blackhistory #americanhistory #teaching
The latest episode of my #podcast: Redefining Society is served… consume it while is still warm and crunchy 🎙️✨😬
#Book | Inside The #liberalarts: Critical Thinking And #citizenship | A Conversation With Author Jeffrey Scheuer
This Episode of Redefining Society Podcast is sponsored by: Bugcrowd, BLACKCLOAK, And Devo!!!
Get ready to dive deep into the fabric of society as we explore the future of #education on Redefining Society Podcast with your host, Marco Ciappelli. Today, we welcome Jeffrey Scheuer to discuss critical thinking, liberal arts, and the true meaning of citizenship.
Welcome to this thought-provoking episode of the Redefining Society Podcast with your host, Marco Ciappelli. Prepare to dive deep into a compelling conversation that investigates the very bedrock of society — education. Is there something fundamentally amiss with how we're imparting knowledge to the next generation? Are we teaching them how to learn and critically think about what they're #learning? Listen in as we explore these burning questions and more.
In this episode, Marco engages in a riveting conversation with Jeffrey Scheuer, the author of "Inside the Liberal Arts: Critical Thinking and Citizenship." A book that ambitiously endeavors to merge the realms of liberal arts, critical thinking, and citizenship into a comprehensive whole in just under 200 pages. Jeffrey takes on the challenge of explicating the elusive nature of liberal #arts, critical thinking, and their inherent connections, a task rarely undertaken in earnest.
As you listen, contemplate Marco's ethos: he's not here to provide definitive answers but to encourage his audience to ponder different perspectives and cultivate their own thoughts. In a world where the term 'liberal' has become so politically charged, Jeffrey offers clarity by tracing its roots back to ancient Rome. 'Liberal arts,' he posits, originally meant 'the skills of a free citizen of the Roman Republic,' and miraculously, still carries that connotation. It's about citizenship, about the transactions between the individual and the community, and this conversation delves into what it truly means to be a good citizen.
Today, in the age of information overload and evolving technological landscapes, are the education and media industries keeping pace? Are they fostering informed, enlightened citizens or merely consumers of information? What's the role of critical thinking in navigating the ceaseless waves of data and stimuli we encounter daily?
Join us as we discuss these fascinating topics and more. Let's redefine society together. If this conversation makes you think, Marco has done his job. Share your thoughts, spread the conversation, and make sure to subscribe to the Redefining Society Podcast for more insightful discussions. Remember, we're here not just to consume information, but to critically think, engage, and shape the world around us. Let's start the journey.
#democracy #community #politicalscience #history #philosophy #sociology #education #teaching #reading #writing
How mixing #academia and #industry opens doors in #graduate school and beyond
#highered #academia #education #science #studyabroad #AcademicMastodon
#SciComm #teaching @academicchatter
@IMPACTT @MicrobioJC #SciComm @academicchatter @academicsunite @openscience @bykriscampbell
@phdlife @PhD_Genie @phdstudents
#phdlife #highereducation #postdocjobs #postdocposition #postdoclife #research #studyabroad #OpenScience #peerreview
Enter a prompt, point to an article, or paste text and Diffit generates teaching resources. You can change the reading level and language, get a list of key vocabulary, and generate multiple choice and short answer questions. #Teaching #EdTech
I've never had so many attempts at "grade negotiation" as I've had this semester. And all of them from students who were already receiving B+'s and A-'s.
I'm really really glad I'm getting out of teaching university in a year. After 20 years leading to this, I'm burned out.
It’s a challenge to create a course from scratch, but I’m going to have a LOT of fun doing the background reading for my brand-new first-year seminar on baseball and American history over the summer. #baseball #teaching #EverythingHasAHistory
New #podcast alert! The first episode of the #TeachingWithMagic podcast is now available.
Are you a teacher who enjoys teaching and using fantasy texts in the classroom? This podcast is meant for you.
#Teaching #Fantasy #ScienceFiction #SFF #Pedagogy #SpeculativeFiction #Tolkien #StarWars
What are the biggest hurdles educators face? Teacher of the year award recipients from around the country tell ABC News about burnout, student mental health, and the general lack of respect and dignity.
#Teaching #Education #MentalHealth #Students
@ConatusPrinciple I haven't gotten through Capital yet, but from what I have read of Marx, as a teacher, you are involved in the "social reproduction" of society, by virtue of preparing the society's newest members for participation in said society, particularly in the economy. Social reproduction is a necessary component of every mode of production; without it, the society eventually ceases to exist.
So I would assume that, by *default* at least, anything falling under the umbrella of social reproduction is "productive labour," unless some sort of exception is argued for.
#marx #marxism #marxist #teaching #teacher
P.S. most parents are at minimum helpful, but there are always “problem” parents that seem to forget their prince or princess is in my care. You would think people would lift up the Carers with respect and love instead of making the job more difficult. Especially after losing that care during remote teaching. #TheMoreYouKnow #teaching #EarlyChildhood #PublicSchools #Care
"We end the day with five minutes of mindfulness, a.k.a. a nod to New Age Wiccan Pagan anti-Christian practices. During this time, Muslim students are allowed to pray, and atheist students can play with Legos. Christian students are persecuted."
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WOKE THIRD-GRADE TEACHER, AS IMAGINED BY A FAR-RIGHT POLITICIAN
How would #school be different in America if the #secondamendmemt read like this? “A well regulated Mind, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to access a free and empowering education, shall not be infringed.” #guns #schoolshootings @edutooter @edutooters #education #teaching
Even if you don't want to learn #Latin, follow @Minimus - the cutest #teaching #mouse ever!😍 #FollowFriday #fluffy #plush #mustodon 😁 #languages
When your favorite student asks you if you're going to be their teacher next year: ☺️☺️☺️
I've got a mystery insect that I and my AP Biology students cannot identify. Perhaps you can help?
Image was taken at 30x magnification with a low-budget stereo microscope. Caught on the north shore of Massachusetts two days ago. Body is ~1-1.5mm in length.
#entomology #teachers #insects #teaching #biology #APBiology
What's the difference between "Send backward" and "Send to back?" Perhaps this will help.
🔁 Padlet now has an autoplay feature in slideshow mode. This means students can contribute to a padlet and you can instantly display their contributions as a looping slideshow!
For summer class prep, I've been updating my CS 200 programming exercises so that they're designed for a group of 2-3 students. To do this, each program in an exercise has a version A, B, and C, and each student will tackle one of em - that way, if one student goes MIA, their lack of work won't affect the others.
This also means that the exercises need to cover the same stuff but different programs.
If you have a second display attached to your computer, then you have the option to mirror or extend the screen. Mirroring duplicates the computer's screen while extending treats each display as a separate screen.
One of the lesser known but hugely effective packages from #PsyTeachR is markr. Developed by @debruine and @HelenaPaterson, and a little bit by me, its function is to create individual feedback documents, for students, from spreadsheets and other types of input. Check it out below and please ask questions if interested.
It’s a bookend of sorts to this piece from just before the start of the school year.
#Teaching #BothAnd #RestoreHumanity #TeacherPowered #EduTooter #Education
I wrote a new piece for McGraw Hill about the end of my first year teaching in a new school, and about how I’ve relied on concepts like both/and thinking to get me through the year.
#Teaching #BothAnd #RestoreHumanity #TeacherPowered #EduTooter #Education
New episode of the School Ahead #podcast now available! Thoughts on #vulnerability in #education and #leadership in public #schools. Search and subscribe in your favorite podcast service, or visit below. #school #k12 #teaching #teacher #teachers #students @edutooter @edutooters https://schoolahead.buzzsprout.com/
🔟 End of the year activities for elementary students from The Merrills
I mentioned to a college student how much I hated group projects when I tried using them as a professor, and I'm still laughing at her response that began, "I was a homeschooled only child..."
Since it’s teaching eval season again, just a reminder that numerous studies have shown that these evals measure bias, not teaching effectiveness. Their use in for anything beyond feedback directly to the prof—ie tenure & promotion—is legally dubious, professionally irresponsible, and ethically wrong.
So, read yours with a glass of wine and a whole shaker of salt. Solidarity to all the women out there who get comments on being motherly or mean, well-dressed or unattractive, too challenging or a push-over.
One of the greatest impediments of #learning is #teaching. Which is why, in the #qomenius approach to learning, we take teachers out of the equation, and let small groups of 4, 5 or 6 people learn "all by themselves".
The advantages are innumerous.
#learning #learninganddevelopment #learningdesign #learningandgrowing #edtech
NADIA, a assistente de provas para dedução natural. ~ Adolfo Neto (@adolfont). https://youtu.be/ds4dL1zluDo #Logic #Teaching
The old (rude, oft untrue) saying goes:
"Those who can't do, teach."
Does academia have a clap back? Something like:
"Those who can't research, do."
What's academia's retort to practitioner burns?
CALLING ALL ILLUSTRATORS
#writing #publishing #education #teaching #reading #kidlit #writers #books #bookstodon
Nothing quite like the sensation of getting a damp high five from a grade school student when you don't know where they've just been...
Gil Strang is giving his final lecture at MIT tomorrow and we have the privilege of watching it live.
My take on the importance of igniting curiosity to fight #disinformation.
#teaching #education #medicine #universities #FactsMatter #scicomm
#misinformation #Canada #USA #academia #Science
Today's post about #teaching is inspired by @lawik
In that thread I articulated some observations on why discussing #teaching and #learning can be hard: https://www.harihareswara.net/posts/2021/it-can-be-hard-to-talk-about-learning-and-teaching/
"It can be hard to accurately remember the experience of not having a skill... what your mental models were, what perceptual gaps you have since fixed...
...people will use different words to describe the same experience, or will have divergent conscious memories..."
"People don't learn like that!" often means "I have no conscious recollection of learning that way."
Twice in the last month, someone has lamented near me that they have a bunch of learned-through-experience knowledge in their head, and they don't know how to draw it out into lessons to #teach their colleagues.
This is called "tacit knowledge". And fortunately, we actually know some ways to elicit it from experts & use it to train new learners!
I've appreciated Cedric Chin's blog series on this:
Thread on #MetaFilter:
How to Make Thinking Visible with Thinking Routines - TechNotes Blog https://blog.tcea.org/thinking-routines/
#tcea #education #school #teaching #learning #thinking
Grew up ultra conservative #HomeSchooled in #NJ and #ME. Married a lesbian in #VA. Spent 13 years #Teaching 7th Grade English. Realized I’m #Queer and #AuDHD. Went #Polyamorous, got #Divorced, moved to #MD with my polycule to be a #Caretaker for wife’s father as he passed through #ALS. Helped wife with #Eldercare for her grandparents as they passed. Finally got on #Cymbalta for #Anxiety and #Depression and it has made life make so much more sense. Take care of your #MentalHealth!
#introduction (new account but not new to fedi)
I'm really passionate about story telling. I make little indie games and write stories. With both mediums I tend towards the dark but quirky, think of Addams Family and youve got the right idea.
I love sharing the projects I'm working on. I'll post often about them. More formal write ups go on my Blog/Portfolio. Link for that and all my socials are in my bio.
I'm still deciding if I want to move to this new account fully from my @firstname.lastname@example.org account. So far I'm really liking CalcKey so I'll probably move over when I can
#GodotEngine #GameDev #Blender #B3D #FOSS #FLOSS #Linux #Indie #Horror #Foley #HardSurface #Writing #Fiction #Trans #Gamer #Queer #Teaching #Learning #Kofi #Nerd #Midwest #Poly #Ace #BimboEnergy #Student #Godot #Programming #CSharp #CompSci #OOP #KanBan #Blog #Coffee #spooky #spoopy #Godot4 #Writing #Fiction #QueerLit #WritingCommunity
If your students have been doing one #Shapegrams lesson per week all school year, they might be ready for these Outstanding Orange lessons (the most challenging skills level).
🟧 Keyboarding Diagram
🟧 White House
🟧 Hero Figurines
🟧 Animal Stickers
Today and tomorrow, May 9-10, is your chance to share all the benefits of TCEA membership with them – for free! https://tcea.org/membership/free/ @edtech #education #edtech #highered #K12 #teaching
🆕 The hidden toll of teaching in Scotland | @patispaton
From long working hours to high levels of stress and burnout, many educators are struggling to cope. Read more here.
#Teaching #Scotland #education
Q: What’s the difference between a well dressed man on a bike and a poorly dressed man on a unicycle?
A: Attire! (a tire) 😜
PS: Tony would WHEELy love to show you how to draw a shiny bicycle with shapes:
This page has 4️⃣ free digital drawings lessons, loads of free Zipper challenges, and 66 free growth mindset posters:
Fascinating issue. —> Two teachers sue district saying their religion requires them to out trans kids to their parents https://flip.it/OPY5F5 #lgbtq #education #teaching