$50,000 Leaders and Activists Grant (due 18 June 2020)

The Roddenberry Foundation is offering grants of $50,000 to individuals, community leaders and nonprofit leaders to drive social justice projects, organizations, and initiatives toward greater impact, or to create new initiatives related to civil rights & women’s rights. Round One Deadline: June 18, 2020 Complete registration and submit your application by 5:00p Pacific. Click Here toContinue reading “$50,000 Leaders and Activists Grant (due 18 June 2020)”

Responding to anti-Black racism in our academic communities — The Contemplative Mammoth

I shared this email with my department, the School of Biology and Ecology, on June 1, 2020. I’m sharing it here for two reasons: 1) I was inspired by an email written by Dr. Julie Libarkin at MSU, which she shared on her blog. I hope others feel empowered to reach out to their research […]Continue reading “Responding to anti-Black racism in our academic communities — The Contemplative Mammoth”

Opinion: “Let’s fix college first, before rushing to reopen campuses”, by Shaan Hathiramani via Fast Company

Link to full article here: https://www.fastcompany.com/90507449/opinion-lets-fix-college-first-before-rushing-to-reopen-campuses Nine ways we can start fixing America’s broken higher education system together: Reset curriculums to improve employment opportunities. In New America’s survey, 91% of students list improving employment opportunities as a top reason for attending college. It’s time we listen to them. This means tuition resets, job-ready curriculum, shorter degrees, and partnershipsContinue reading “Opinion: “Let’s fix college first, before rushing to reopen campuses”, by Shaan Hathiramani via Fast Company”

“Surviving the Pandemic: Seven Ways to Create a Culture of Belonging” -Michele Powers (via Law Practice Today)

Some things to think about, from my friend Michele. 💕 Link to article: https://www.lawpracticetoday.org/article/surviving-pandemic-seven-ways-create-culture-belonging/?

“The Top 10 Worst Jobs For Mental Health Right Now”, by Travis Hornsby

Yikes. Let’s look out for each other people. Wear your face masks. Don’t touch your face!! https://www.studentloanplanner.com/worst-jobs-mental-health-student-loans/?fbclid=IwAR2V5lgbO8F-uj83SVQgddAThZJGO9EpAv2vRPjxBxGrWqG3-mB3dNH62ZU  

Professional Learning: 25 Ways to Encourage

Originally posted on A Teacher's Ponderings:
Our words can be very powerful in encouraging students; however, they can also be counterproductive.  Sometimes we say things to students that provide send messages that we don’t mean to send.  Check out this list of 25 Ways to Encourage because these can clarify our messages to students.…

Free, Virtual Workshop Series (for Teachers, Faculty and Aspiring Educators) – May 2020

Organized by the TEACH Los Angeles Regional Collaborative (https://www.teachlarc.org/), this is a virtual workshop series offered over the month of May in alignment with National Teacher Appreciation Month. These series of workshops are presented independently by each college and/or university that hosts them. Registration is required for each LIVE workshop you want to attend.  (OnlyContinue reading “Free, Virtual Workshop Series (for Teachers, Faculty and Aspiring Educators) – May 2020”

Rand Corporation – a tool for managing COVID-19 responses

A Tool for Managing COVID-19 Responses RAND has created a new tool to help state and local officials estimate the effects of social distancing and other public health interventions used to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As leaders consider lifting some of these measures, the tool — developed with philanthropic support — can help them weighContinue reading “Rand Corporation – a tool for managing COVID-19 responses”

Interesting post, from an interesting site: “The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them”, by Erin Bromage

“The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them”, by Erin Bromage Link to article post: https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them

For conspiracy theorists sharing false info from a “doctor”, here is info with citations backed by studies and peer-reviewed info debunking her repeatedly…

From Kat Montgomery (Surgical Pathology Fellow at Vanderbilt University Medical Center)… **EDITED TO ADD: I wrote this post to help my friends sort through misinformation and did not expect it to go viral. Several commenters have asked me to cite sources, and I agree that this is important to do. I still have a dayContinue reading “For conspiracy theorists sharing false info from a “doctor”, here is info with citations backed by studies and peer-reviewed info debunking her repeatedly…”