Personal stuff: dust-ups with the ex-spouse. Will probably delete later. Show more

Personal stuff: dust-ups with the ex-spouse. Will probably delete later. Show more

Academic double standards from the old guard and my whining about it Show more

I am coming to the astonishing conclusion that no one under age 24 knows how to use a spreadsheet.

So far, only two of my five students have turned anything in that’s even remotely professional and I feel like an utter failure as an educator.

In which I am coming to the horrified conclusion that no one thinks they how to use spreadsheets.

...to be then subsumed by quiet weeping, when you see that your student has simply copypasted their sources into their text.

The joy of being able to belt out "IT'S TIME FOR CRAAP!" when evaluating your students' sources.

I'm...actually really enjoying the discussion on what priesthood would look like among my fellow Pagans. Not sure if it's my devotion to this particular goddess (we're all Brighidines), or the fact that I like so many of these people at play here.

"The Matilda Effect": How Pioneering Women Scientists Have Been Denied Recognition and Written Out of Science History openculture.com/?p=1054544 t.co/aUyjOGg0q9

Content warning: anxiety and imposter syndrome Show more

Update: they had a great time! It was a little (okay, a LOT) disorganized, but they seemed to have a lot of fun. A big majority of them were awed by our makerspace: "This is a LIBRARY?! This is the best library EVAR!!"

So later today we're going to have some 4th and 5th graders in our academic library because their school doesn't have enough money for a field trip.

Formal academia isn't for everyone; Strong language Show more

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