Yesterday at 2:06am · Edited ·
The end of the fall semester of 2014 (the online classes were closed at 10 pm. tonight) ... recalling how we shared 16 weeks of the precious life together!
- now, focusing on reading, grading/feedback research papers, projects, exams, worksheets/assignments...and the rest for online, f2f and hybrid sociology and diversity studies 6 classes.
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Crystal Huang Yep, me, now, reading/feedback to the online classes !
Yesterday at 2:23am · Edited · Like · 1
Crystal Huang Taking a break. Visiting the hamster's (her name is Chicken) home ! I adore and respect her caregivers from the bottom of my heart!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoJVGFGhuVM#t=22
Tiny Hamster in a Tiny Mansion
Chicken is back and this time we follow her morning routine. She wakes, eats, eats some more and eats again and...
Yesterday at 2:56am · Edited · Like · 2
Crystal Huang Now, visiting Chicken's playground. Soon you might discover the BEST definition of LOVE in the world, after Chicken took a break !.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu7D0KKmZGM
Tiny Hamster in a Tiny Playground
My tiny dwarf hamster is back again. This time Chicken (yup, that's her name) is exploring her handmade playground....
Yesterday at 2:59am · Edited · Like · 2
Bev Slattery Hartford Ah, I remember the good old days of grading research papers, trying to meet the deadlines for grade submissions....
Yesterday at 5:40am · Like · 1
黃麗月 take well !
Yesterday at 6:26am · Like · 2
Darrell Broten Correcting papers: the not-so-fun part of teaching.
Yesterday at 8:22am · Like · 1
Valerie Hartman Wow.
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Crystal Huang ~ Crystal's serendipitous teaching-learning-sharing Series~
Dear Bev, Darrell, and Valerie, you are very seasoned educator/professor emeritus, so we are on the same page.
In fact, at the micro-level, engaging with class, delivering contents, interacting with students, grading/feedback are the most easy part of my job, and occasionally, can be lots of fun too, while, rendering cases of "arguments', "excusitis", job/family/children problems, family tragedies, learning conditions, personal health issues... all interfacing during the summative assessment processes (luckily, that's why formative assessment data documentation is very important) - this part of work is the most time-consuming and energy draining journey, even though "rule and class procedures" were well laid out and explained. Some student cases, I can sympathize or empathize if reasonable, but some... I believe that most of my colleagues can hear me !
This is not "an elite university - go to school to study, have fun, and enjoy affluent outcome! - This type of luxury is not affordable in the formal school mission statement. The occupational-track students here are to be trained and educated HandsOn + MindsOn intensively within two years to serve community immediately after graduated !
At this moment (we only have two days to submit the final grades for 6 or 7 classes). Today is the deadline. Still three students are "stimulating my brain and emotion", "talking loudly" to me via emails.
You have to believe - this has to be a very personalized or one-on-one pedagogical model of schooling.
By the way, you might also notice - how some educational institutions function to keep (if not to save) the working-class or lower-middle-class alive. The conscious or conscientious ones may manage to enhance the bed-rock of society with a little bit of hope and opportunity for some upward social mobility.
Valerie Hartman I hear you, Crystal. Being the administrator of the rules would be difficult.
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~ Crystal's serendipitous teaching-learning-sharing Series~ A "critical approach"
- No cynicism allowed !
封建主義時代的遵師重到 - 這兒沒聽過 (perhaps, the elite schools have a little bit of it??)! 學生考核 "老獅叫獸" 可真是驚天動地. 這裡是典型 "Who-怕-Who-?" 的社會, 除非你是超級足-籃球巨星影歌星! 所以, 靠這行吃飯的, 要深明大義...頸尚天花卻比血中頌嘆, 來的真實 - 尤其是外來的, 而且是不可說...不可說...! Maybe, except the Nobel Prize winners deserve some respect?? !
By the way, 在這兒, 有錢可買黃金汙,千鐘粟, 博士銜, 美人窩,
上瓊必落嚇黃泉...大概與台有多大差距呢? ! Haha, Just kidding !