2. Reading: Michelle Miller Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology — this is a great book which considers the relationship of new research in cognitive science and their implications for teaching good courses online.
3. Setting up: my first 100% online class: Gender, Race and the Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll, this winter at Portland State.
4. Still happy thinking about: seeing Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai receive the Nobel Peace Price at Oslo City Hall.
4. Reading: Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming.
5. Feeling lucky: I can go into classrooms without fear of violence.
6. Listening: Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, “I’m not a Juvenile Delinquent.”
7. Watching: short days and long nights.
8. Anticipating: my first trip to Africa.
9. Supporting: Know Your IX, a student activist movement working to stop sexual violence on college campuses.
10. Visiting: the northern most road in Europe.
11. Visiting: schools in Storsteinnes, Gamvik, Trysil, Hisøy, Harstad, and more, see a map here.
13. Thinking about: Choirs and their civic voice while reading “SINGing, SOCIALizing, SELForganizing: An insight into an engaged Viennese music collective” by Ana Hofman on the Society for Ethnomusicology blog.