Link Love: Hurtling Into the Future

Ferris Bueller poster

This week, I’m reminded of a quote from the brilliant mind of John Hughes, spoken through the sage Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast.” Even in the Age of COVID-19, I feel like we have rocketed from March to August in a sheltered-at-home, face-masked, hand-sanitizer cloud. Our whole world has changed over the last few months.

Now, as autumn approaches, like so many other people, I am getting ready to go back to school — but as a teacher at a local college. I’ll be teaching graphic design. Since the pandemic has affected how classes will be taught, I am not only having to get a handle on my new job and curriculum but also how to teach a studio design class over Zoom. I do get to select supplies for a whole class of students though. I feel particularly qualified for this part of my job.

What are you looking forward to in the next few months?




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  1. Hello, I discovered your blog via Philofaxy, and I do so enjoy it. Especially the extra items, BLM posts and artsy-stuff. thank you.

  2. Ooh, teaching graphic design. You’re going to be great at that — I mean, granted, I only “know” you from here and your various podcasts, but you’ve demonstrated time and again that you’re smart, creative, and engaging. Your students are lucky to have you. Congratulations!

    1. Thanks so much! Teaching plus the online teaching component is going to be the biggest challenge during the pandemic. Making sure we don’t have to sacrifice too much in teaching remotely.

  3. I have confidence in you. I’ve met Ana at pen club. You do a great job there explaining say how inks were made in the past, how to make ink circles with the open bottle, why a pen or nib is good or whatever topic.

    I’m sure it will be odd, since you can’t see the whole class. That would help to gauge their comprehension. But you’ll get the hang of it. Most teachers are new to teaching this way.

    Keep us posted on what it’s like if you want to.

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