It was in May 2022 that I first deactivated my Twitter account. Not usually one to follow my gut when it comes to big decisions, this time I couldn’t help noticing how drained I felt after engaging on that platform.…
Student Work Showcase: Great work to watch and listen to
Posted in Academic Life, Higher Education, and Technology
At the close of Spring 2021, I was once again so proud of my students. They worked so hard, and put so much of themselves into their coursework. Two projects in particular stood out enough for me to ask permission…
One big thing I’ll keep from my remote-redesigned courses this year (Hint: It’s got nothing to do with technology)
Posted in Academic Life, Course Redesign, and Technology
For a few months now, optimists have been pointing to one upside of the pivot to online instruction.
Tending, befriending, and coping with upending: Takeaways from the first month of mass emergency remote education
Posted in Academic Life, Cognitive Psychology and Learning, Higher Education, Ideas and Resources, Technology, and Trends and Change
About a year ago, I experienced what we all do sooner or later in the course of our face-to-face teaching careers: something terrible and unexpected happened in class. In my case, a student collapsed and became unresponsive*.*The student was okay,…
Facebook’s hold on middle-aged lives, and other reflections on my spring break social media shutdown
Posted in Academic Life, and Technology
About a month ago, I wrote about a social media break I was taking as part of my Technology, Mind, and Brain seminar. I’ve now wrapped up that experiment, and am looking back on what it was like and what it told me.