March 29 Day 21: Full Circle

Everything has been communicated and released to the students—for the first week anyways. There will be a lot of experimentation in our “getting-to-know-you session.” A google doc, a sample quiz with different kinds questions and different ways to enter responses, randomly generated Zoom breakout rooms with assigned roles, and finally a upload assignment for the next class meeting. It’s all low stakes, there is some mathematics woven throughout, but its really about testing different modalities and seeing what works for my students.

So I’m right back to where I started three weeks ago. Nervous about the transition to online. Anxious about students without access to equipment, space, or time. The difference is, I’ve never met these students before and need to build community and trust in our virtual environment. Wish me luck.

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America.

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