Monday, October 10

Today is Monday. Week 7 is now over... and Week 8 has begun. It's a review week, so no new reading; you can find the week's assignments at the Class Calendar.

Update: The Week 8 Project Feedback groups are available now. :-)

Class Procedures and Reminders

Finishing Week 7. There's the usual grace period this morning until noon for the comment and feedback assignments, plus any extra credit you want/need to do. Because of the weekend holiday, you can turn in your Week 7 Project any time today; the Week 7 Project Declaration will be available in Canvas until midnight tonight.

Week 8 Review. Instead of new reading a story, there are two reflection activities, plus two mid-semester surveys to complete. I hope you will find this a useful way to get ready for the second half of the semester! Here are those Week 8 assignments.

Project Stack. As usual on Monday, the stack is huge! I'll begin working on the assignments turned in on Friday and Saturday, and then I'll move on to the assignments turned in on Sunday. As usual, I'll be updating the contents of the stack periodically during the day so you can check and make sure I received your checklist email.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing Humor. I'm not a fan of Grammarly software, but I am a fan of their writing humor memes.

Motivation. I thought this would be a good graphic to share at the middle of the semester.

Spelling. Another common spelling mix-up: COMPLEMENT v. COMPLIMENT.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Asuras Anonymous. Sit in on this group session to hear about the profound changes in the lives of Viradha, Maricha, and the father-daughter pair of Vibhishana and Trijata.

Free Book Online: The Path on the Rainbow by George W. Cronyn. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. I thought this book of songs and chants would be good to share on Indigenous People's Day! (see below)

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is true of human foxes and human geese too.

Today's Video: What makes us feel good about our work?. I thought this Dan Ariely TED talk might be good viewing if you are looking for mid-semester motivation:

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is focused: Pay attention and stretch your knowledge. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

October 10: Indigenous Peoples' Day: There will be events all day long today to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day (details):

Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.