Saturday, June 02, 2012

Another June, Another Dairy Breakfast!

  It's Dairy Month, and Dairy Month means Dairy Breakfast!  Belgian waffles, butter, whipped cream, and maple syrup.  Life only gets better when there's ice cream for desert.
Here's a curious calf.  I have a feeling this is going to be veal fairly soon, but I'm not sure.  But s/he sure was curious about my ipod trying to take pictures.

In other news, I'm so sick of politics I could spit.  It's not like all the ads are going to change my mind.  Nor, I think, are most people going to change their minds. 

'Nuf said. 

I'm frustrated by our administrative folks.  I got an email (on a department list) asking for folks who were interested to say so.  I did.  The list sender forwarded my interest.  And then I heard nothing.  So last week, I asked, and found out that I was supposed to have known to send a statement of interest and that the person who sent out the original call didn't bother to contact me or the list sender to say anything.  EFF that.

Then I found out that something I signed up for in part because the call for interest said we would be paid isn't going to actually PAY us, but is going to let us purchase books, technology, or travel.  It may be worth doing still, but I'm not happy that they mislead us.

We had a meeting last week, and had an assignment to do before the meeting.  We were supposed to read some stuff, and write some discussion questions, and then bring in a syllabus for the class we planned to work on.  I spent the morning of the meeting working on the syllabus, basically writing the whole thing, revising a couple assignments, and so on.  And we didn't need any of the stuff after all.  To cap it off, the person facilitating the meeting condescendingly kept saying about how s/he was modeling this or that thing that we should do when we teach.

I wanted to raise my hand and ask if s/he were modeling how to teach students not to bother to do assigned work.  But I didn't.  And I've changed my mind about which class I want to work on for this thing.  And now one of my classes is pretty much prepped for fall.  Bonus for me!

Time to do some reading.


  1. It never fails to shock me how poorly so many teaching seminars and workshops are designed. Two hours of sitting in a room being talked at to convince us to do more than talk at our students!

  2. Ugh for the administrative fails on so many parts but hooray for being ahead of the game on teaching prep! Plus? Dairy breakfast sounds soooo good.