No GCC Love in San Diego

Apr 4th, 2010 | By | Category: All About Me, Rants, Travel, Work

San Diego 2010 Originally uploaded by dr.coop Well, I haven’t blogged in a while, so I’m just going to try and see if I can still do it. I went to the SITE (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Ed) conference last week. C was able to tag along since she can work from anywhere, […]

Slowly Making the Adjustments

Jul 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: News, Work

So this is my first week unofficially at Glendale CC. I’ve been over there setting up my office and taking care of all the little things that make me official, like network account, phone, keys, parking passes, Blackboard classes and iTunes U classes. Most of the stuff you have to do at GCC we don’t […]

Moving on Up to the West Side

Apr 15th, 2009 | By | Category: All About Me, Teaching, Work

I’m in a funk at the moment, and just can’t get motivated to do all the things I really need to do. So I’m blogging. I think the reality of my decision to leave my current job has something to do with my funk. I decided some time ago to leave South Mountain CC and […]

What Do Teachers Make?

Mar 18th, 2008 | By | Category: Teaching, Video

I came across one of Taylor Mali’s poems some time ago on YouTube. I think it was “Totally Like, Whatever.” I laughed my ass off. Weird typing it out like that. Normally I just LMAO or LOL, but it was so right on that it deserved full spelling out. I then watched the other videos […]

Reinventing Myself for What?

Jan 24th, 2008 | By | Category: Blogging, Rants, Teaching, Technology

I’ve been extremely busy lately reinventing myself. What exactly does that mean? Well, maybe reinventing isn’t the correct term. Maybe I’m recreating myself. Either way, it’s a lot of work. People in education are always saying that the today’s students are the millennials, digital natives, born on technology and live on technology. Well, I’m here […]

Give Students TV for Homework

Dec 29th, 2007 | By | Category: Technology, Video, Work

Wouldn’t they just love that? I don’t watch much television anymore, but when I did, I remember saying many times, “I would love to have my students see this.” It was usually a program that had a message and could teach my students in a way that could hold their attention. Well, I’m sure there’s […]

Is it Friday Yet? I’m So Over it!

Aug 16th, 2007 | By | Category: Rants, Work

Week of Accountability is always a treat, but this semester was especially exciting. I love watching administrators squirm, even if the dissension isn’t warranted. The best comment of the day was “…I didn’t realize we had turned into such a hostile environment.” Wow! I didn’t realize it either. Enrollment is down, so classes aren’t filling […]