This past week, I began sharing community educational videos for all so that we can keep educated and entertained, especially during this shelter-in-place era.
Share COMMUNITY education for everyone:
All amor and power to you all!
Learning and stealing and sharing, this is my life 🙂 During these unprecedented times, it is my joy to figure out new ways to connect to students, even though nothing will ever compare to the human interaction we have in face-to-face classes. Nevertheless, I adapt for them, and through these mediums I am still giving them my best for their best.
As a frontline COMMUNITY college English instructor, I understand our students’ dilemmas. They did not sign up for an online class, and now because of our current situation, they are forced into this “cloud.” They may not even have enough data in their online plans to watch countless videos or to take part in a ZOOM type of medium. Many of them are struggling with shelter and simply figuring things out for the foreseeable future. They are stressed, unsure, confused, and hope for some humanity in all of this distancing.
Respecting their situations, I am only requiring them to download an audio version of lectures, which does not require lots of data memory. I am, however, also creating supplemental educational videos for them so that they can better engage with the content. We are figuring things out and getting edumacated together 🙂
For you all, I have condensed the educational video so you are not concerned with assignments, requirements, essays, etc. I invite you to take part in some critical education and to share this education with others. That is COMMUNITY. I will be posting these videos so that you can learn, steal, and share. A heads up—over the course of the next month and a half, we will be discussing the following topics: poetry, Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The Case for Reparations,” social networking, privacy, and Yuval Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.
Enjoy our educational adventure!