Tuesday, October 20

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 9, and I've re-arranged the Declarations area in D2L so the new week is on top. Tuesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Monday.

Class Procedures and Reminders

New update reminders. Today, Tuesday, I'll be sending out a Reading Diary B due date reminder, but I'll only be sending that out to people who did not do a Reading Diary A. Given that you might want to do a half-reading option, I don't think a reminder is needed; some of you might be skipping Reading Diary B, which is fine. I will, however, send out a grace period reminder to everybody about Reading Diary B on Wednesday because one of the functions of the grace period reminders is to remind anyone who forgot to do the Declaration.

Project Stack. If you turned something in on Friday or Saturday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in on Sunday, it is probably still in the stack; you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Serial Comma . I'm ambivalent about the Oxford comma, but I sure do like this cartoon!

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is CALLIOPE, from Calliope, the Muse of epic song. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: The Goddess's Safe Haven. Durga is your hostess at this haven, a safe place for women to explore their lives and find inspiration for their next incarnation. Join one of the support groups and hear the stories that Draupadi, Amba, and Ahalya choose to share.

Free Book Online: Old Indian Legends by Zitkala-Sa. This blog post provides additional information about the stories in this book; it is one of the sources for the Sioux unit in the UnTextbook.

India Featured Book: Ramayana, translated by Krishna Dharma. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics. This is a contemporary version of the Ramayana that you can read for free online!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience (a saying of Ralph Waldo Emerson). Details at the Proverb Lab. For another great snail poster, see Ethan's post here.

Today's Video: Is Doctor Who a Religion? I know I am not the only fan of Doctor Who in class, so perhaps some of you will enjoy this fun and thought-provoking video.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is on the move: Standing still is not growth. Take a step forward. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: At 7PM in Meacham Auditorium there will be free screening of the film "1 in 3" in (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

October 20. National Day on Writing. This is the Seventh Annual National Day on Writing. Participate by Twitter using the #WhyIWrite hashtag, and you can follow the conversation at the TagBoard.

Note: You can page back through the older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed, and you can check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.