Episode 164 – Distance Learning, Selphie Trabia


CW: There are discussions of abuse, date rape, bullies, spiders, and mental health in this episode. This week, after we check in on ourselves, we will discuss the responses to the distance learning question posed by a listener. After that, we will have a chat with listener Selphie, and see how she stays productive! And yes, there are pictures of Romney the Sheep too!

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3 Replies to “Episode 164 – Distance Learning, Selphie Trabia”

  1. Romney is Vincent from Catherine! I have one too and I love him dearly. He sits next to the PS4 and judges me for forgetting to charge my controller

  2. After listening to this episode, I realized that I have small suggestions to offer Jennifer (and others)!

    On whiteboards:
    A super-cheap whiteboard option is foam-core presentation boards. Sometimes only one side of the board is shiny (and thus useable as a whiteboard), sometimes both, but avoid matte boards that aren’t shiny on either side. You can also use 3M velcro picture hangers (reasonably inexpensive) to stick the board to walks or other surfaces.

    Another tip for whiteboards (especially the foam-core version): draw the calendar or other organizational grid with a Sharpie, then fill in details with dry-erase markers. You can erase and update details with a dry or damp paper towel without removing the grid. If you need to change or erase what you’ve written in Sharpie, you can erase with a Mr Clean Magic Eraser.

    Nota bene: A Magic Eraser will eventually damage the dry-erase surface with repeated use, so maybe don’t do this on fancy expensive dry-erase boards.

    If you’re into scrapbooking/scrapbro-ing, you can also lay out a grid with colorful Duck tape and/or washi tape. I used Duck tape to cover the edges of a foam-core board I’d cut in half to make it look nicer and to protect the edges from damage over time.

    This tip isn’t just for students. I figured all this out when my mom was in home hospice care so everyone — family and nurses — could keep track of schedules and rapidly changing medicine doses.

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