Using the midterm break to create educational videos – instructional design is fun. Grammar is boring, games are fun: Capture the Butterflies if they are attached to grammatically correct sentences. YAY YOU GOT IT RIGHT! APPLAUSE!!!!!!!! System crash: Goodby, work. But I have used computers before, and I know they do this. So I was… Read More Crash
contemplating student debt… Seriously, it’s no wonder that college grads can’t buy houses. They already mortgaged their future for an education.
Many people find math difficult … but painful? Surprisingly, yes. (Img src: Shutterstock) The Public Library of Science journal PLOS One article title said it all. Read the article if you’re up for the ouchies. Surprisingly, brain scans show that ANTICIPATION hurts worse than doing the actual math. Math Anxiety Predicts Pain Network Activation in… Read More Tutor vs the Terror which is Math
Why, I say WHY, does the Spring Semester start in February? It’s too cold to be Spring. So, Poetry: Bonus if you know who wrote it! The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house All that cold cold wet day
Student: Why isn’t the on-line test working, it’s not working right! Me: Did you do the on-line tutorial? Student: Yeah, yeah, and now the test isn’t working! The stupid machine is so old! Me: *checks computer* seems OK. Student: This isn’t working! *using many many words. * Student: *continues to complain* Me: Student, if you… Read More Student So Wise
It is the middle of November. Nature: “Baby, it’s old outside.” The school building has problems with the heat. They should send everyone home, instead of everyone sitting in their coats. I have heard a lot of conversations about how American Culture has changed from romantic pressure being normal to romantic pressure being… Read More Happy November
… Because There Can be Only One, right? There can only ever be ONE RIGHT ANSWER. Argh. Variations on There Can be Only One I tried hard to be able to come to New York. Immigrating was not easy. I had to work hard to immigrate. It took a lot of effort to immigrate. Only… Read More The One True Way of Rephrasing