Suggestions for the1janitor

Suggestions for the1janitor

So one of the reasons I’ve launched this blog is because I want to do a better job of engaging with you guys, my audience. I think I’ve done a relatively poor job of that in the past, so I’m trying to improve.

One of the ways I intend to engage with you is to get more direct feedback from you guys referencing what you like or dislike about what I’m doing. A lot of you will say, “just do what you want, we’ll follow” and to some extent I agree. There are a lot of ways I could have “sold out” and made things that I wasn’t really passionate about. But at the end of the day, I do this for you guys. You guys are the ones that have given me the freedom and opportunity to make this happen, so I want to include you in the conversation.

So in this post I’m asking for comments and suggestions about how I’ve done so far, and specifically I’d like to know what you’re into, what you’re not into, what’s awesome and what’s awful. This can be in reference to my videos, my social media posts, my blog, or anything related to the1janitor.

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4 Responses

  1. Ashya says:

    Could you talk about racism between two races, but neither race being white people? More often, I’m hearing of racism between two non-Caucasian races, and I have to wonder why that would happen. I’d like to hear your thoughts on it.

  2. Amanda says:

    One of the first things we did once we had our satellite internet repaired today was check your channel! Could you make a video about Unitarian Universalism because I think UUs like myself tend to seek out the complex, critical thinking you employ here but also UUism tends to create more SJWs in the world who may get offended when you don’t pander to only one demographic. It’s interesting because in my opinion you embody the UU 7-Principle, non-creedal, secular morality but at the same time your content offers a vital message for UUism that could make it waaay better. I agree with what you wrote recently, loyal followers will stay and subscribers will grow don’t worry ’bout point of view changing, ’cause your work is brilliant!

  3. Cathie says:

    How about talking about the term “mutually exclusive” and how it seems like people go for “either or” when two or more things could, and usually are, true, or at least have truth in them? And how a compromise could actually be attained if folks would just ungrit their teeth, undig their heels and let go of getting everything they want cuz our belief systems are not as far apart as we might initially think.

  4. beneficii says:

    Could you go into your experiences and the experiences of people of color in using measurements in this country? I came across this article, which discussed how American students are so far behind the rest of the world in using measurements, and how far behind people of color are behind white people:

    >Stated plainly, measurement is “the domain of least relative competence for U.S. students” (Barrett 2012). This finding is supported at the district, county, and state levels. In the U.S., weights and measures are generally learned in the study of spatial measurement (Smith 2012). Extensive evidence has shown, and continues to show, that U.S. students’ grasp of spatial measurement—length, area, and volume—is poor, despite the wealth of spatial experience and knowledge they develop and use outside of school. This evidence includes analyses from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) of performance by 4th, 8th, and 12th graders (e.g., Blume, Galindo, & Walcott, 2007); cross-national comparisons such as TIMSS (National Center of Education Statistics, 1997); and smaller research studies that have focused on students’ patterns of reasoning, e.g., studies indicating that students often confuse area and perimeter (Chappell & Thompson, 1999; Woodward & Byrd, 1983). Where the NAEP results show low performance in the entire U.S. population, performance is weakest for low-income and minority students, who lag further behind white students in measurement than in any other content area (Lubienski & Crockett, 2007).

    http://www.teammetric.org/measurement/

    This article attributes these problems to the failure to fully adopt the metric system. I was wondering where you stand on that, plus seeking to find the view of people of color on this issue, which I haven’t been able to see very much.

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