Two weeks left until my summer semester wraps, and so far, I’ve only gotten one grade back from my cataloging class. I suppose the other four are floating around the 813s somewhere, classified as “mysteries.”

The Flipped Library Classroom

I’m digging this inforgraph by Seth Allen, and its’ accompanying TED Talk! Check them out HERE: 

Best Practices for Flipping Your Library Instruction

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“The bottom 3 levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy can be covered in pre-recorded lectures, while upper level activities (evaluation, synthesis, and evaluation) should be covered through in-class activities.”

Love and reflection in GSLIS

Today I finalized the the details of my first field observation slated to begin this Friday. My semester concluded last Thursday, and I’m happy to report that I aced both of my classes.

But I realized something even better- I aced life simultaneously!

I have been so busy juggling ALL THE THINGS:

  • One 8 year old, participating in 2 extracurricular activities.
  • 2 jobs
  • 2 classes
  • Time with my family
  • And the wonderful ladies who keep me sane throughout it all.

That I never stopped to realize how amazing I am at juggling, and how proud I should be of the things I’ve managed to accomplish and cultivate since January. I can be a bit of an overachiever sometimes, and that usually results in me being way harder on myself than I deserve. Fortunately, I’m surrounded by people who are more than happy to tell me how awesome I am. And who doesn’t need to hear that every now and again?!

My son has no complaints. My bosses have no complaints. I’m currently holding a 4.0 GPA. I feel like Wonder Woman right now!

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I guess what I’m getting at is that I’m proud of myself, and I couldn’t be happier with my place in life (even though it may not always seem that way).

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a date with The Dharma Bums and some Netflix binging! :-D