Reflections on wednesday

By the end of the day, I am brain dead and can recall us being given an assignment to write a blog post that is 250 words, but I can’t remember what it is about. Always a good reminder about how a student will feel by the end of the day. I think it was supposed to be about assessments…

Assuming this is correct it was interesting hearing other people’s opinions on rubrics today, especially the universal student “need” for them. ¬†What I am very interested in are the formative assessments and different versions of them. I can only imagine how many of them are out there. I see the benefit in checking in and getting some feedback about student recollection and comprehension of the information I am delivering. My main worry is finding ways that will give me a good representation of where all of the students are at as well as carving out the time to incorporate them into already overpacked lectures.

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Letter to me, 4 days older

Today I am one of the guinea pigs in Fleming’s New Faculty Experience. Going in to this, I had no idea what to expect and already I would not have guessed that we would be using WordPress, in fact I never thought that I would use WordPress. Next, I have to open a Twitter account – a platform that I have been resisting out of worry that it would be social media that eats up my time with little overall beneficial outcome. As someone that knows my subject matter, but who is not a traditionally-trained teacher with all of the latest teaching techniques (as my highly-trained teacher spouse likes to remind me), I am looking forward to learning new ways of delivering information, engaging students and building skills and knowledge to provide for the diverse learning styles I will encounter. Maybe I could even keep up a conversation about it with my wife…