(i still haven't totally committed to the term 'sellsword TA', i'm trying to think of the right phrase to describe my relationship to this class)
i read about someone who planned to teach a poetry class purely by physical correspondence as a response to not wanting to teach over zoom ever again, i should track that person down again and see how that worked out this semester
(i absolutely could not get away with a 100% no-computers approach to this class but even if i could do 50% no-computers i would be ecstatic)
teaching next summer
god, the last time i taught a whole class was in...2013? i've learned a lot since then. also, i cannot believe i got handed the reins for the classes that i did, with basically no oversight.
and, i never want to issue grades again, grading is the worst, who in the world even wants grades.
teaching next summer
next summer: might be teaching, remotely, a pre-college summer school for high school aged art students
feels real hard to think about next summer right now, but actually, this might be a fascinating experience, and i think i won't be as burnt out on remote teaching as some of my colleagues are, because i...haven't been teaching at all.
can't wait to think about how to get away with as little screen time as possible for these kids :)
it's so trivial but i get the weirdest tiny dopamine burst because canvas explodes confetti all over the page when i successfully turn in an assignment, i don't know if this is institution or class specific (like if an instructor has to enable it), it's so goofy and makes me roll my eyes every time but also smile a little???
okay i should just let myself enjoy the silly thing and move on.
this is filled, thanks!
friday, 16 oct
jitsi (link will be posted the day of)
bring your reading, writing, problem sets, code, research, artwork, etc.
i'm taking two classes this semester because last semester i was bored to tears when i got put on remote duty
i don't think i will take any classes next semester and instead allocate all that extra time to...anything else
i don't regret having coursework this semester, i'm just feeling wholly unfocused about it because This Whole Situation has put all my grad school planning on indefinite pause and i'm trying to reset what i want to commit myself to
(1-4pm EST, noon-3pm CST, 10am-1pm PST, etc.)
OH UPDATE, that time is UTC, convert to your local time, please
* i will try to put on some chill study music, but if the audio quality blows, let me know and i'll turn it off
* video, mic, and typing in chat are all optional
* if you opt to any of the above, please respect others who are working and don't do anything too distracting
* if you turn on your mic, please wear headphones and be prepared to mute yourself if there's feedback/noise
* i will boot anyone who's disruptive
here to yell about the false dichotomy of man vs nature
(pretend grad student, wannabe anthropologist)
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