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Nerding out on a syllabus design unit for and my (virtual) job at Cooperativa Serveis Linguistics de Barcelona. Rereading Long & Crookes (1991),

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adding stuff, adding tangents, thinking about how the field has and hasn't moved on in 27 years.

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It is extremely liberating to not pretend that you know things you don't. It also opens you up to a lot more chances to learn shit. It rules

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Important for us white academics to actively promote scholars of color.
Important for cis academics to use trans scholars.
Important for het academics to use queer scholars.

Important to use our classrooms as spaces of radical change - even if the students don't read the syllabus

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Successfully presented my poster at a regional conference (mid distance eye contact) Show more

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I'm too old, and my time is to precious, to hate-watch things.

I barely have time for love-watch, let alone like-watch.

Curmudgeon feels, language teaching scholarship, TBLT Show more

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My plans this week are to test out textbook creation/ modification on Pressbooks and Top Hat Textbook. Does anyone have suggestions for public domain or creative commons texts that would be good to play with - especially from you field, but fun ones, too? (broad definition of text - anything, any medium that might be useful in class or research). I've been using a couple 19th century cookbooks so far, but I'm hitting a point where I want to branch out beyond basic tests.

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Minor pet peeve. Why do journal websites still insist on a "download citation" link instead of giving the option to just display copyable text on screen?

How many files containing a single reference, called "citation.bib" do you think I need, publishers??

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Queer? I—

It's like gay people who get interrupted mid-sentence by straights and then look into the camera after the manner of Jim Halpert

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The fediverse is Mastodon, Pleroma, Diaspora, Friendica, Hubzilla, Osada and all their friends, federating. But what do we call all the silos, the ad-based family of Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and friends? How about Adverse? It's true: a universe founded on ad serving. And a reminder that the offer plenty of adversity.

I got my abstract accepted! I'm going to be presenting a paper at New Sounds this August! (As long as I register in time).

Half of the revisions revised. Next thing to do (on Monday, probably): completely rewrite the results, discussion and try to figure out a better excuse for not having someone else check my qualitative coding than "it was my MA project".

Open Pedagogy – A three day seminar at Digital Pedagogy Lab – Dave’s Educational Blog
davecormier.com/edblog/2019/03
This was a really useful read to reflect on how to go about fostering self-determined pedagogy. Also @chendricks gets a shoutout.

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