Or, which instructor have you tried to like but just can’t do it? I started out not a fan of Hannah Frankson but suddenly began to love her after a random climb ride. I’ve tried and tried to like Jess King and Jenn Sherman but....it’s never going to happen.
Hey, what's up you guys?! I'm here to answer your questions for the next 30-60 minutes, so leave them in the comments and let's see if we can find the ultimate TOAN together!
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Thanks for all the support, be good to one another.
Hello! My name is LT Kyle “Washjob” Haith and I’m a pilot and instructor at the Navy Fighter Weapons School, commonly referred to as TOPGUN.
Like tons of other kids, I dreamt of becoming a fighter pilot when I grew up. When TOPGUN made its Hollywood debut, a stereotype about cocky pilots was born. But I’m here to set the record straight: not every flight is set to an 80s power chord soundtrack. There are shockingly few cheesy bar serenades and beach volleyball montages here. And at the real TOPGUN, ego doesn’t fly.
The men and women I have the honor to fly with are humble, approachable, and credible. Together, we share one unifying goal: creating the world’s best Strike Fighter Tactics Instructors to train the fleet and ensure victory in combat. We don’t fly for fame, and we’re not in the business of “good enough.” Ask me anything.
EDIT: Thank you Reddit community for all of your great questions! I had a ton of fun interacting with you, but I’ve got to go fly!
I’ve been going to this spin studio for roughly 2 months. The instructor I usually have is awesome, she’s always saying stuff like “no judgement, as long as you sweat!” And “this is your time, make yourself proud”. I’ve had two other instructors here who are similarly sweet. This morning I decided to try another time slot and holy shit, what a mistake. I could t really understand the instructor’s mic, but what I could wasn’t nice. She would mock us and say “oH mY sPiN cLaSs Is So HaRd... SHUT UP!” And other annoying things. Since I couldn’t understand her too well I just ignored her and did my best to figure out the movements by watching everyone else. She would get yell at us for not going “wooooo!” at the right time. She constantly told us how she didn’t care and that she can swear because she’s an ADULT (no one called her out for swearing yet she said this every few songs).
At one point I was out of breath from sprints, so I put my arms on my head so I can breath better. She looks at me and goes “awwww are you stretching?” I start to say “no I’m breathing” but she cuts me off and shouts “you’re not done yet honey”. At the end of the class she dresses us down for sucking. This girl one the bike next to her (either her friend or a really passionate regular) starts yelling louder than the instructor ever did about how we’re ungrateful, we should be thanking the instructor, we didn’t even try hard during class, on and on... I usually thank the instructor but I didn’t even know that was the last song!
When class began I was excited and happy to have an instructor with a kick, but as it went on I realized she really was serious about her negativity. I never let anyone see but I was wiping away tears the whole class. I was yelled at as a kid a lot so getting screamed at as an adult is incredibly hard for me. I don’t even know why I’m posting this, just kind of wanted some support or to see if anyone else has been there.
New classes just dropped. My wife is on one right now and I’ll probably check it out later. Love her energy and excited to see her as a new tread coach.
You have to stop saying things like "I recognize these are uncertain times" or "I know this semester will be unprecedently difficult" if you're not going to take any tangible steps to help us. Stating "I believe your mental health should come first right now" in an email means nothing to me if when I ask for an extension due to a mental health crisis you tell me no.
Please translate your talk of prioritizing mental health/wellbeing into an actual reality.
Edit: “Thank you for my first ever Reddit award!” edit
I’ve been mentally working in this for awhile and thought I’d post it here in case it’s helpful and to see what feedback you all have. TL;DR of some rankings at the end — this got a little long!
I’m one of the people who use peloton for the yoga more so than the bike. I’m relatively new to peloton (another Covid joiner) but since May I’ve done yoga nearly every day at least once. I’ve done all class lengths up to 60 mins and the regular, power, slow, and restorative (although power is my least favorite). Below I thought I’d break down how I see the different instructors and when I choose a class with them. I thought this might be helpful for people who don’t do as much yoga and are looking for a way to quickly find a class that will work for them.
I’m going to assume some familiarity with yoga and selecting classes, etc but hope to speak to the style/what you’ll get (generally) in these instructors’ classes.
Also I should say I’ve done yoga on and off for at least 10 years but I’m not very good—can do crow and sort of headstand—so I am only going to focus on / summarize the beginner and intermediate classes. I typically have done 30 min classes but now life is crazy so I’m doing more 10 and 20. I’ve done a bummer of 45 minute ones and i think only one 60 min one (maybe more but definitely just a couple ). I also don’t like cardio/fast yoga, so if you do, basically flip all my recommendations lol.
Before diving in, there are three levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) and four main types of yoga I’m going to mention (power, flow, slow, restorative). I’ve organized the types here by speed with power holding moves the shortest time and restorative the longest (but it’s basically a nap. Super recommend). These relative differences hold for all instructors but each persons set/natural pace varies by person.
Aditi: fast paced classes that fall closer on the ‘cardio’ side of things. In my experience she moves pretty quickly. If you’re a beginner, it may be hard to follow her if you don’t know the moves by name because she doesn’t cue as much as the other instructors. I don’t take her as much just bc I seem to have a slower rhythm and she makes me feel rushed. But she’s great if you don’t like to have long holds. I take her ‘slow’ classes as regular and her regular as my ‘power’. I’m too scared to try her power classes lol. She has a half regular, half restorative series that’s nice. I really liked her two for one women’s history class with an... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi everyone. I am considering getting a Peloton, but I am in eating disorder recovery and am hoping to find out if a) there are others having positive experiences that aren't triggering, and b) if anyone has recommendations for instructors that are body-positive. Thanks so much!
An update to my original post from yesterday here, it seems like Proctorio also enjoys browsing our subreddit, because sometime last night Proctorio amended their Terms of Service removing the section stating: "You may not mandate Authorized End Users use the Application Service" and replaced it with "Proctorio is committed to the ethical use of our Application Service by the purchasing Institution and Authorized End Users." (comparison photo here with creds to u/Linkletter).
Unfortunately, it appears that this means profs will not be in violation of the ToS if they mandate students to use Proctorio. This isn't the first time Proctorio has amended language in their releases from something firm on not forcing students to use the service to something more vague. For example Proctorio recently released a blog post entitled "Ethical Usage of Our Technology." A Google Cache of the original page shows the posting stated: "Students may not be mandated to use Proctorio. Institutions should provide alternate modes of assessment that do not affect the student’s ability to pass an exam or course." On September 16th, 2020, however, it was changed to the current version that simply says "Institutions should be flexible for students who request or require alternate arrangements or modes of assessment, in a way that is in line with their institution policy."
I want to let everyone know that your student representatives from the AMS and the Vancouver Student Senate Caucus will not stop advocating for UBC to end the usage of Proctorio (or at very least become more flexible in accommodating those who request not to use the service). Academic integrity is important, but it should not come at the cost of privacy and security in one's own home, especially if there are viable alternatives that UBC can use but chooses not to.
Edit: Update as of 2:00pm on September 26th: https://www.reddit.com/r/UBC/comments/j0dqu0/psa_part_2_as_of_last_night_proctorio_has_removed/
Full credit to u/sunygeorgia for discovering this, but according to Proctorio's own Terms of Service found here, instructors are NOT ALLOWED to force any student to use Proctorio. The terms state: "You may not mandate Authorized End Users use the Application Service" --- "Authorized End Users" are defined by Proctorio as "Customer’s Users" (ie. students). This means that instructors have to, by Proctorio's own rules, give students alternative options for exam invigilation or risk breaching the ToS.
With midterm season approaching, please add this to the already long list of reasons that you send to profs of why Proctorio shouldn't be used. Given that the last UBC employee who breached Proctorio's Terms of Service (our hero Ian Linkletter) found himself facing a lawsuit for doing so, I think instructors might be swayed to think twice about using Proctorio at all for their courses. It's never too late to send an email to your profs asking them to reconsider!
Age: 18 ; Male
I went to the doctor today to make some tests in order to being able to do my driving license and he gave me an envelope, which he closed and said I shouldn't open it.
I'm really curious what it says because atfer all it's probably about me or am I wrong there?
I don't wanna know exactly what it says but at least have an idea of it.
As the title says, I did my CCW course this morning with a local self defense academy/gun store. The instructor/owner said some absolutely maddening and disgusting shit during the course. Highlights include:
• “people who resist arrest should be shot”
• “if you carry a gun and don’t like cops you’re a hypocrite”
• “I was told by a police officer that Antifa are planning to break into homes and steal ammunition”
• “every Antifa and protestor is an unemployed loser living off government assistance and governors are doing nothing to stop them”
• insinuated that he practices quick draw by aiming at Joe Biden/Steve Sisolak every time they come up on tv
• said “corona virus is bullshit and you shouldn’t wear a mask”
Obviously, I don’t expect to find people sympathetic to our cause in these areas, but I was astounded by the bluntness of his desire and approval of state violence and blatant repetition of lies. All these claims were met by laughter and approval from the other students, of course. This is obviously incredibly dangerous and inappropriate. This is a person of authority (albeit, slim authority) repeating violent right wing propaganda in a setting that could directly lead to lethal violence.
I know this sub says it often but it cannot be overstated: leftists must arm themselves and learn to use these arms. The right is violent, blood thirsty, and trained. This is just a small window into what we’re up against.
Sorry for the rant, it just really blew me away.
We got assigned to work the appearance because we were there I think?
The camera crew miked us, then had to tell all of us multiple times to put shirts on, stop cussing, and be generally presentable. I got told multiple times to stop cussing because of the mics, they would get picked up and then they'd have to edit around it.
While they were flying, it was generally like every other headstrong male that doesn't listen to women, which there were a lot of while giving beginner lessons. It makes it harder for them, but not for the instructor except maybe mentally. Pest wasn't able to do the trick to get caught at the end like most are able to. I did have to yell A LOT for that job, so I was yelling at Pest instructions for most of the class. I was also the one holding safety lines, so he kinda...HAD to listen to me?
Bonus: at the end, my manager had the great idea to rig the giant teddy bear to the trapeze via a rope tied around the middle of it, and her hanging onto the bar behind it. Well like all things affected by gravity, the teddy bears head/upper body and arms flopped over while swinging, effectively looking like my manager was humping the bear mid-air. Both Pest and ofPest were SCANDILIZED looking at the scene, and I noticed rewatching it that they edited that bit out. My coworkers and I were in tears trying not to laugh too hard.
So last semester when colleges went virtual, our campus decided to make us use proctorio for our exams. My Spanish class was the only one that ended up using this service. I know we have no privacy these days and the NSA spies on us and everything...blah...blah, but I had a really tough time by knowingly installing spyware on my computer.
(For those that don't know, proctorio is a hugely controversial online proctoring service that makes sure students aren't cheating. It can track keystrokes, eye movement/facial recognition, what you are saying, and basically everything you are doing on your computer. It can also do these things when the exam is over. There are some allegations against this specific company about its management and possible privacy violations. As well as if the software can even be uninstalled from your computer. One of the main concerns is that the company could be collecting data from users in a much more intrusive than normal way, and doing who knows what with it.)
So I basically made a minor deal about it and ended up having the teacher offer a zoom session where he would watch us take the test, just like he would if we were in person. No one else in the class cared, and I ended up being the only person in the zoom call. It was super awkward and my teacher was acting super passive aggressive about it like I was wasting his time. Should I just have not cared about privacy and dowloaded the sketchy app so I fit in?
*Edit: Thanks for all the responses and I am glad to see a lot of you have similar concerns about the app in question! As far as virtual machines or other suggestions, the software checks for things like that and will flag the student. I know zoom is not without its problems however, the app in question is significantly more intrusive in every way.
I also found it interesting that no one in the computer science department will go near this, staff or students. Yet everyone in the business school says its totally safe and not to worry about it.
You want to support the GEO, RAs, dining hall staff, or whatever else - great. Have at it. But there's no need to skip classes to do this - there are so many ways to help out. Say hi to a protester, join a chant, argue with me on Reddit about why this strike is good.
You don't owe anything to the GEO. Any action that you are taking to support them is below the minimum. It is not bad, or evil, or anti-union to do your homework and get good grades. You owe it to yourself to do what you think is right - if your gut tells you to support the protesters, go for it. But you have no responsibility, moral or otherwise, to take major academic risks to do so.
Skipping a week of classes is a big deal. Dropping out is a ridiculously big one. Don't undertake this level of stress and pain out of some concept of loyalty. There are far better ways to help the cause, ways that won't harm you.
If you really disagree with me, and you feel that you absolutely must skip class (I will gladly debate this point with you), at very minimum let all of your instructors know ASAP why you aren't showing up or doing work, and coordinate a plan with them to catch up.
The GEO isn't even demanding academic forgiveness for Undergrads who participate in the strike. They are not protecting you.
And if any GEO members are one here - this is a disgusting request of students years younger than you. Missing an entire week of class is almost irrecoverable. It is a much larger deal than simply skipping leading a discussion segment. And some students are being moved to drop out for the entire semester due to your half-baked plan - this is morally irredeemable.
You should be ashamed of yourselves for the level of stress and suffering you have caused conflicted undergrads. Equating not failing a class to crossing a picket line is unreasonable, especially when your call on these students to do more than you are. Your requests are for yourselves - you want unconditional $2500 grants only applied to graduate students. You want to rent freezes "for graduate students". You want a right to work remotely, again, just for graduate students. This is a manipulative misunderstanding of how a community works, and a selfish manipulation of literal teenagers.
Edit - I've been hearing a lot of union-related rhetoric. Let me make something clear -
I am not a part of your union, and I did not get a vote.
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Hi everyone, I'd like to share a tool that my friends and I have developed for the current and future students here at the University of Minnesota. Introducing:
Gopher Grades was built using data from the FOIA request I submitted (Freedom of Information Act) and is built upon grade dataset I received from the University of Minnesota. This data is free to download on my Github page.
This website allows you to search by courses as well as instructors. It's still a work in progress, but I really wanted to get it shared as soon as possible in case anyone was thinking about dropping a course or needs to be convinced to stay in one of their courses.
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments on this post, or use the Contact form on the website.
Good luck everyone! The semester is starting up and I hope everyone does well.
Be sure to visit GopherGrades.com and check out your courses / instructors!
I posted this in the MSU subreddit and it looks like users found it valuable so I thought I'd post it here since many other colleges and university in the state are likely to follow MSU and go all online.
I'm a college professor, among other things. My community college classes transfer to every college in the state -- including MSU -- and cost a fraction of the price. Students who start at community college then transfer save nearly $10,000 per year on tuition alone. For online classes there's zero reason to attend a university this semester unless you have no choice for some reason.
If you have any questions on how to get started leave a comment and I'll do my best to answer or to point you to those who'd know.
EDIT: Adding this as suggested by another user: A great tool for potential transfer students is the Michigan Transfer Network, where you can put in your courses and see their equivalents at other state colleges and universities: https://www.mitransfer.org/search-courses
As a human being, I'd like to hold soulcycle accountable for knowing that they have a male instructor on staff (Mike Press) that is accused by multiple women of being abusive, of sexually assaulting them, and soulcycle not. doing. a. thing. I don't know about you, but I don't feel comfortable sending a high school or college age daughter to a class with that instructor, knowing that he has groomed young girls into abusive relationships.
How can we hold soulcycle accountable for this? The instructor is Mike Press (@immikepress) and he's of course now limited all comments on his IG so that he can erase all negative comments and only keep glowing praise - convenient.
Edited to specify: This post is talking about Mike Press only, who has now been accused by 4 women of being abusive and by 2 women of sexual assault specifically. Both of the two women have shared their stories with SoulCycle months ago and have been ignored. Comments on Conor came up organically but this OP is about Mike Press.
I got a message pop up about a Marine we had stationed at our schoolhouse as an instructor. His girlfriend at the time was on Tinder and he found out that some of the students were matching with and texting her. He went on a tirade about how they could be charged with fraternization (uh no) or they could end up dealing with someone like him. He was about a buck sixty soaking wet and as the MAIT would get tossed around by students from time to time.
There were other face palm moments about him, but that one just came across to me, the other day.
Anyone else have any school house instructor shenanigans?
Danaher retroactively and arbitrarily giving established positions weeb-influenced terms and then treating people like they’re stupid for not being keen to his new language.
On his Instagram, I’ve noticed Matt Wilpers doing a lot of outdoor cycling in peloton gear. I’m starting to think that they’re going to introduce instructor-led scenic rides. It would make sense with the auto follow on the Bike+, and would bring the peloton offering closer to Nordic Track’s scenic rides.
I’d love to see outdoor rides from Matt, Christine (although that might be track rides), and Christian.
I'm teaching three classes at UMass this semester and I want to improve them. I know this is a really difficult semester for everyone so I'd like to make things just a bit easier for my students, if I can.
What would make online learning a better experience for you? Any comments or suggestions welcome.
I was just wondering which instructor makes you laugh the most during your workouts. I’m very new to the Peloton classes, but from what I’ve seen, Cody is pretty darn funny. Anyone else out there with a good sense of humor?
I’d like to take a moment to shout out and thank majority of the professors and instructors at Berkeley for putting as much effort as they can to run the courses online since the online plate form occurred.
I know as a student doing research, teaching, and studying it feels like it’s impossible to get out of bed these days to continue going on.
Our professors and instructors not only have to teach online, but some have a family, and/or are doing research, and have outside ongoing projects. They are also among the population that is more in danger to the virus. It is harder for them to risk stepping outside into the public.
I once went to office hours last week and I got a chance to see one of my professors kids when they jumped in front of the camera; they kept trying to grab their father’s attention while he was trying to answer our questions on zoom. It was a very heartwarming reminder that the very people who are helping us become more independent and stronger individuals to transition into the work force also have challenges on their own to deal with these days.
So thank you. As a student who continues to be inspired to change the world, I am glad to be surrounded by mentors who are putting in the effort to help us change our lives for the better.
I'm in 3rd term CST.
Each term, we have at least two courses that could be useful if the teacher wasn't either a complete moron or awful at communicating.
This term, 3/6 teachers are completely unqualified to do their jobs. I don't care if you have industry experience; that doesn't make you a competent teacher.
Good teaching requires good communication. Communication is built on three things:
- body language
Given that everything is online, we only have intonation and words. So the fact that you're fucking monotone means that nothing you say is clear or stands out in my mind as important.
How can so many people be technology profs and not understand that you need a good quality microphone? Some of these teachers mumble, some of them scream into the microphone.
One of them gets confused constantly in the middle of lecture and goes off track, making it very difficult to follow what's going on. How are you this confused by your own technology?
One of them literally copy and pastes code into an IDE and then reads it out loud as if that counts as a useful explanation of a new concept.
Another one takes slides directly from the textbook manufacturer and reads straight off them. These slides are full of mathematical formulas that are written incorrectly and contrary to EVERYTHING we have ever learned about how to format your answers in math. The teacher literally reads the formula OUT LOUD in lieu of a proper explanation. Seriously, do you think I can't read?
You are bad at your job. BCIT shouldn't allow you to teach people a PAID course. And most importantly, you're harming the future work force by being completely useless.
Oops.. sorry, wrong thread.
ive been reading a lot, LOT of rants on online classes - a lot of readings, essays, activities, stuff to submit in uvle or google classroom - & honestly i feel so much for the students in these posts 😭 i deactivated all of my socmed accts (except this one lol) bec ive been having really bad anxiety attacks every time i read a viral rant tweet. maybe its because i myself have been feeling really guilty these past few days bec of this. number one thought in my head: am i part of the toxic system thats making things hard for everyone? when i did my course packs & planned out the reqs & readings for my classes this sem, i was aiming for having regular assessment tools bec i know i cant hold synchronous classes every week (for one, our internet provider cant handle it). holding synch classes weekly would ofc be easier for me & the students cos we would need less offline activities for assessment, we can always hold online recits & discussions, but ofc there’s always /that/ catch that we have to consider limited connectivity (both students & profs). so i opted for more asynchronous activities to assess their weekly progress since we wont be meeting much this sem (we just have around 3-4 mtgs the whole sem).
honestly this is so difficult. back then, i was good with 2 exams & class participation. i can already sufficiently grade my students based on these three things alone. now its really super duper hard 🥺 on one hand, i wanna make sure that students are able to read & understand the modules i prepped for them thru the diff asynch activities, but on the other hand, im feeling really guilty for making things difficult for them when this setup is already shitty as it is. hay.
sorry for this rant. its 4:40 am and these thoughts have been keeping me awake. off we go~
So if I get to log my time normally in a single engine does that mean my time multiplies with each engine I add. I mean that is why they call it multi time. I know I’m right cus my instructor is an asshole, some guy even said that to him on Vegas approach! Anyway I know I’m right but I just want you guys to agree with me.
Shit, wrong thread.