I took a weekend off and went to teach a seminar workshop in Santa Cruz where I met some really inspiring UCSC students. I love getting the opportunity to return to teaching now and then—it keeps the teaching chops alive and it also means I keep abreast of student concerns and needs across the state. … More Thoughts on Student Needs
Please read below and please get ahold of your FRC Board Members and urge him to vote NO on the Trutna power grab. The vote is going down next Thursday to make sure Trutna has the votes wrapped up before the election. If you’re in Quincy your rep is John Sheehan. East Quincy Bill Elliot. … More Tell YOUR TRUSTEE TO VOTE NO!
Happy Friday. This seat on the board of trustees that I’m running for is of course a non partisan one. I’m struck however with a few observations on that. This season I’ve had the opportunity to see both people running for Congress in our district up close and personal. The differences between them couldn’t be … More Running on Inspiration
Feather River College has, like most community colleges, a very open approach to the public addressing its concerns to the Board of Trustees. A community college by definition should function to serve the needs of the community in which it resides. In accordance with Government Code Section 54954.3; 54957.5; Education Code 72121.5 the … More Stop the FRC President Power Grab
Vote 4 Garcia She really knows her stuff She taught all your kids And she’s pretty tough— She’s the Bernie to Your Hillary She’s the Beto to your Cruz If you don’t vote for her, it’s you who’s gonna lose Cuz she ain’t no rubber stamp And she ain’t in no one’s camp Except the … More Election Poem # 1
When you’ve taught at the same community college for 11 years you often wonder after your students graduate, did I make a difference? I mean it’s one thing to meet the student learning outcomes, but it’s quite another to instill the idea of life long learning and it’s also difficult but so necessary at the … More Remembering the Why
I originally wrote this on my FB page but thought it was worth repeating and expanding here. Trigger Warning: Here’s the thing. You don’t forget being attacked. You remember every last physical detail –not the date, not whose house. You remember the smell of his hair and his sweat. You remember it down to what … More #DearProfessorFord