Class Procedures and Reminders
You really can call me Laura! As I mentioned before, you really can call me Laura. No need to be formal and call me Dr. Gibbs, and since I'm not a professor, that title is actually not correct (I'm an adjunct instructor). So, given that I'm on a first-name basis with all of you, please do the same and just call me Laura!
Project Stack. On Tuesday, I read and replied to the Projects turned in on Sunday before 4PM; I'll carry on today, working through the Projects in the order that they were turned in. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.
Storytelling Style. Many of you are writing stories today, so I wanted to feature a new style here in the Announcements: social media style! You can learn more here about using Simitator to create social media stories, and here's a wonderful example from Sara's blog this week: Ra Turns to Social Media for Help.
Writing Advice. The advice comes from Stephen King: Say what you mean. Say what you see. Make a photograph, if you can, for the reader.
Animals! And when in doubt, you can always use animals as a storytelling style, as here with Star Paws.
Word from Mythology. The word for today is exactly that: the word for today, Wednesday, which comes from the name of the Norse god Woden / Odin:
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Don't poke a stick into an anthill (a Polish proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is good advice for real anthills... and for metaphorical ones too!
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is self-aware: Assess yourself; then learn. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: As part of Latin American Week, there will be a screening of “O Povo Brasileiro” from 3PM-4:15PM in Farzaneh Hall 148 (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.
Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.