I took advantage of the opportunity to finish up my blog entries of the weekend in New England, and to do my reading for my Verbal Data Analysis this evening.
Class was fine tonight, and I stayed in Tompkins, in the Caldwell lounge area actually, after class to complete my homework for tomorrow night's Rhetoric of Science and Technology course—which was due electronically by midnight. It consisted of three readings, and answering three questions on the class discussion board.
I had a couple of affirmations today, one from my "new" cousin and one from the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program, at whose conference I collaborated professionally for the first time with my sister in July.
From my cousin:
|Hi John, |
“Right back at ya babe” – meeting you was a great pleasure also. In fact, I think you were the highlight of my trip.
And from the NC Teaching Fellows program, we received the "write-in" feedback about our session called, "Are you IN or are you OUT?"—about issues pertinent to teaching LGBT students and being a LGBT teacher. My sister and I collaborated with a "semi-out" teacher, and new friend, Clyde. Here's the feedback from the session the three of us put on:
To: Dr. Vivian Covington and Mr. John Martin (not sure why Clyde wasn't included, but he was the voice of experience!)
Cc: Dr. Mary Beth Corbin and Martha Parrish
From: Gladys Graves, Director, NC Teaching Fellows Program
Subject: Are you In or Out?
Junior Conference: July 29, 2007
Date: September 4, 2007
I am sure you all reviewed your evaluations, but I wanted to share with you for your “professional portfolio.”
The range of the Fellows responses was between 1 (didn’t have enough time) and 5, with the majority being between 4 and 5 on a scale with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. Every form indicated that you should be recommended for future Teaching Fellows Conferences and you should present for a Campus Teaching Fellows Program.
Listed below are the written comments:
You can read all the details about the seminar and our amazing day in my July 29, 2007 entry.