We taught a new lab this week which was basically finishing a 3-week experiment and one colleague was asking for help with writing a quiz for it. Last week we already asked the basic conceptual questions. What was left to ask? I wasn't going to work on the quiz until Monday, but I took the time to draft a quiz and come up with some new questions, then email it out to the other two instructors who teach that lab. I sometimes write exam questions professionally, when a local company needs me,…Continue
A colleague had her hands full with books and a full cup of coffee, and had to unlock the lab room door, so I jumped in with my keys and unlocked it for her. Just a little thing, but much appreciated.
Also put in some time getting things done for the county fair. I need some confirmations but I may have my judges lined up, and I've got quilters coming to demonstrate on a day I needed demonstrators, and I got a promise from one quilt shop to donate a gift certificate as a special…Continue
One of my students has been having a hard time and fell behind in her work, to the point where she wasn't passing in lab and missed an exam. I sent her an email after I noticed I didn't have an exam for her, and after finding out what's up, sent her an encouraging note. She can still come back from this setback, so I hope she'll continue working at it.
I was so worn out when I came home from work -- sat down at my spinning wheel and spun for a while. I needed a little me time. Then sat down and worked on making contacts for the fair, trying to get judges lined up and get local businesses to donate prizes. I'll have to do some phone calling tomorrow if I can find the time. The time I have is the evening when most businesses are closed, so email has been my primary contact, but my emails are getting ignored, which is frustrating.