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Open note

Actual question asked by an actual student during the actual algebra exam he was currently taking in my class this morning: I can’t remember how to solve this kind of problem. Can you walk me through it, step-by-step?

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Radio silence

Student: Um, yeah, professor… I’m asking for an extension on the exam. I don’t know if you know this or not, but your lectures haven’t been livestreaming for, like, the last two weeks. I haven’t been able to understand the … Continue reading

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Syllabusted

Fun fact: almost all of my emails for the past two weeks could have been answered with the following image.

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DOOOOOOOMED!

Yesterday was my first day of face-to-face teaching for Fall 2020. In order to make this as safe as possible, the lecture hall in which I teach has had most of its seats covered with black garbage bags, leaving only … Continue reading

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Curl

Apropos of nothing, according to one of my Scandinavian colleagues, what we in the States refer to as “helicopter parents” are in Sweden called “curling parents,” because they spend all their time sweeping away any obstacle in front of their child. I … Continue reading

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