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An insightful Op-Ed from today's New York Times.

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Thanks to Bob and EAB for sharing this video on first-year student issues of loneliness. I certainly heard this loud and clear in my "W-curve" discussions at 1:1's, where most students self-identified in the "mental isolation" stage.

What if our first few G weeks, especially the Communio session, focused on getting to know each other, incentivized friend "dates" with Luna, Zesty's or Ed's cash, ensured everyone knew each other's names and used them every week? "Making friends" was the top "best outcome" of my G group so far...

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Nancy reminded me of the W-Curve resource. As you are talking with your students one-on-one, consider using it as a way to help normalize their experiences.
WCurve.pdf
WCurve.pdf
drive.google.com

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Nancy also shared this link to the Resources for First Generation students. As someone with limited experience in this area, this website is a great road map to help students.
http://www.snc.edu/academicsupport/firstgenresources.html

Since people seemed interested in an Q&A I'm going to try something a bit different and do a Reddit style AMA or Ask Me Anything.

Throughout the day today, post a comment on below with a question and I will answer it. If it requires a video explanation, I'll add one. I'm hoping this give Y'all some agency in the questioning as well as not having to try to find the time physically meet!

Sooooo Gooooo!

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I wanted to offer up to everyone some Google Classroom Refresher sessions as well. Something less than 30 minutes to either refresh people about how Classroom works or answer questions you have about the platform.

On a side note we have found out this week that Google Classroom works really well for visually impaired students and that's a big deal!

So would you be interested in....
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Gateway Instructors,
If you have a question about how to do something in Classroom here are some ways you can quickly find the answer.

1. As the gif attached shows, you can click the question mark in the bottom left corner of Classroom and select Get Help

2. You can do a quick Google search: delete a post in Google classroom and their will be plenty of links that will help you out!
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Hey all to delete a post click the three dots in the upper right corner of the post you want to delete then delete the post and confirm.
You should keep the post that has the Google Form linked as an attachment(should be the top post), and remove the post that has the Form linked in the post text(Probably the second post from the top).

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Here is a quick gif on how to delete a post.
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FYI - Our team really liked the Involvement video - even tho it was 5:20 long.
We will show it today at the start of the session and prompt them with the question: what has been your most significant learning experience so far? Something you enjoyed so much you would love to do it again? Write it down. Pair/share.
Discuss how to intentionally seek/find involvement opportunities that will shape their future.
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