There are not enough words to describe how incredibly excited I am about being a Google in Residence instructor. I am so grateful that we have this program and that I get to partake in it.

When I found out about this program more than a year ago, I instantly…


Last week, I had to give my Incomplete students their grades. One quit a few months ago, two of them never responded after a month of weekly emails, and two of them actually finished.

Even though I told my students that they needed to finish their Incomplete work by the…


Yesterday was my first day back as a software engineer, but all the extra work that I picked up (some voluntarily-ish, some not) for GIR is still going.

None of my 5 students who took an Incomplete successfully finished their work yet. I’m giving all of them until the week…


What went well:

GIR debrief sessions were really fun! Even though both Tuesday and Wednesday were four hours each, the time passed by quickly because it was breakout-rooms based. I had a good time discussing and reminiscing, and I really like all of the GIRs. During the second day, the…


What went well:

I gave some responses to our GIR PM who’s preparing our debrief this week. I think I’ll be leading an energizer as well as help plan a game night! That sounds fun, yay for human interaction!

Students shared their mocks, and I really enjoyed seeing them and…


What went well:

I’m really excited about the apps my student teams will be making. All the ideas are awesome, and this is super great! The three ideas are an app to: a) track and notify payment due dates of subscriptions and bills (although autopay exists, I think this is…


I have two students with an Incomplete doing work.


What went well:

Building an app sessions are extremely fun. This week I taught JavaScript which actually required me to prepare, and I also debugged on the spot. There was also a question of null versus undefined, which seems kind of like a stupid JavaScript thing. Apparently null is an…


What went well:

I talked to a student from another school, and she opened with an excited “You’re female”! I laughed at that, and talking with her was pretty fun. I really enjoy just chatting with students.

For our GIR cohort call, I shared the policy I found out about…


What went well:

This week was super chill. I finished making the exam last weekend and had my TA’s test it out which was great. All the work I had to do really was to make Monday’s lecture. …

Fisk GIR 2020

Hey there! I’m Andrea, teaching as a GIR at Fisk University during fall 2020. Beyond excited and grateful for this opportunity and recording my journey as I go!

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