July 21 Day 135: Living Proof

Because of this blog, I was asked by Allison Henrich and Matthew Pons with write a post for the AMS blog Living Proof: Stories of Resilience along the Mathematical Journey about my challenges and struggles teaching through the COVID-19 pandemic.

I did and it appeared today. It’s an emotional reflection of Spring quarter 2020. I invite you to read it on their site directly, if you have not done so already.


If you have arrived here from there, perhaps you would like to start at the beginning?

  • Saturday March 7 Day -1: It Begins Reacting to the announcement of emergency remote teaching with very little transition time. Followed by daily posts on the completion of Winter quarter, finals and preparing for Spring.

Or maybe start at the beginning of Spring Quarter in earnest?

Or I can point you to the most popular posts so far:

I can say that I am mostly recovered and starting to think about Fall. I still want to focus on my summer projects as much as possible. With the number of positive cases being presently reported, schools that previously decided on in-person, in-person for first years, or hybrid/flexible courses are beginning to announce online only. We are not done with COVID-19 yet.

P.S. If you are looking for some summer porch reading and you haven’t read the book that started it all, it is available for free download. Why wait any longer?

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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