In a Time of Pandemic

Pivoting Online

Well. I sent my students an e-mail this morning letting them know we were pivoting to online today, because I don’t have the PCR results back, and I don’t want to risk this cold actually being COVID and my bringing it into our (fairly small and close quarters) classroom. That is all well and good. …

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Everyone On Campus Must Be Vaccinated and Boosted

The U of I system just sent out a note that they’re requiring everyone on campus be vaccinated and boosted; decisions about masking will be made by each campus individually, and we don’t have word on that yet. We’ll be discussing appropriate mitigations for OPRF at the next D200 high school board meeting in a …

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Stupid Cold

My head is not doing well with this stupid cold (coughing, sneezing, stuffy head, the works); I could take DayQuil and power through, or try to teach on Zoom to be less communicable, at least, but I have not actually cancelled a class yet this semester, and I’m going to set a good example of …

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A Desi Fraggle Kinda Vibe

Stylish young cafe worker leaned over to whisper that she LOVED my hair. I was going for kind of a desi Fraggle vibe for teaching today, so I guess it’s working for me.