Published: 2023-03-10 11:30 |
Category: Journal | Tags: easing, css, journalism, fediverse, communication, canvas lms
A variety of things
- This seems like the best way to verify journalists on the fediverse. Here's how the Washington Post verified its journalists on Mastodon.
- Josh Collinsworth shared a fun little tool which generates random bezier curve animations. I'm not working on any apps at the moment, but this is something to keep in the back pocket. It's also just nice to play with.
- It's behind a subscribe wall (c'mon Substack), but this is a great look from Abigail Noyce and David Largent at how to wiggle the Canvas LMS gradebook to report learning and progress rather than just point acquisition.
This year, I've struggled to work well with a particular colleague. At a certain point I went so far as to put all communication through an intermediary because I couldn't find a way to communicate positively. Since then, we've had a couple healing conversations and we're on a pathway to a better working relationship, which has been a major relief.
Doug Belshaw shared a post this week on FONT, which is an application of nonviolent communication methods. Like Doug, I reacted a little to thinking that my communication style was "violent," but I'm wishing I'd seen this way back in the fall when some of the conflict began.
FONT stands for feelings, observations, needs, and thoughts. Doug's post has a great overview of the order you acutally use to work through dealing with conflict, so please take a minute or two to go read it. For me, it stood out that Doug used this in writing to prep for uncomfortable conversations and I think that's something I'm going to try the next time I'm facing a similar situation.