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Why I love grading

I have always found grading students uncomfortable, so I adjust or change the assessment in courses whenever I can. I inherited a course once that had a paper, but writing a paper wasn’t a relevant skill for the course so I took it out and replaced it with a video which related to the presentation … Continue reading


Supposedly you can measure the length of a microwave by microwaving marshmallows and then measuring the distance between the melted spots. I found it really hard to tell when they just started to melt so I had a tough time figuring out where to measure. But the end product was tasty
For today's throwback post, we are looking at why learning two tasks at a time can actually be more effective and lead to deeper learning. Does this mean that having 18 tabs open is okay? Check out the full post from my blog (link in profile).
I paused for a moment this week and wrote about the grading method I've been using this year. It focuses on mastery instead of points and I will never go back
Quinzees are some pretty cool physics, but when they aren't done correctly they can be quite dangerous. Be safe out there, particularly as the weather is changing
I'm very lucky. If I was to get sick there are networks of people who could care for the animals who live with me but this isn't the case for everyone. Applebaum et al 2020 found that concerns about their pets cause people to potentially delay or avoid both covid-19 testing and treatment. I think there are some local foster organizations who can help board animals if a person needs support but I don't think it is very well known, especially as I only think this is the case. If you know of some, please share with others. There are many things in the way of good health these days. Let's make sure your love for your pets is not one of them. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100176
Based on some research with children, social skills, and therapy dogs, I question how talking to our animals during the pandemic might affect our ability to interact with humans once we can see each other again. I also call myself out for the Instagram conversations I have between @arielandtempest @dww_chico and myself. And yes, those are all accounts that I am the primary poster for

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