Talk with the Hands

Entry 010 for Thursday April 23rd, 2020

The core questions:

Credit goes to Ben and readers of his blog for these “Four Questions” and the five stretch questions.

  1. What did you do today? Two sessions with students in office hours which was nice (Iván and Fernanda). No-show for morning #educoffee (Spanish version) and then one of my new colleagues (Gilberto) joined me in the afternoon session. Good progress on preparing for the Friday launch of #TI4022 with Roberto. A wonderful discussion with Ruth and Lauren’s seminar class at the University of Washington. I studied with Lauren back in the early 90s when I did my M.Sc. and she was working on her Ph.D.
  2. What did you enjoy? All of the day but especially that talk with students. I really liked how Ruth and Lauren organized the guest speaker setup. I gave them suggested resources about my work and three of the students (thank you Khushi, Ketaki and Sanjana) were tasked with preparing questions for my interview. It worked very well and the students were engaged the entire hour. The image for today’s post is courtesy of Lauren who screen captured me in action. She suggested this as the image for the post.
  3. What did you find difficult? I was definitely stressed about the #TI4022 course for Friday. I have all the faith in the world in my co-teacher (Roberto) but I always stress about how that first class will go. Note that my Friday was busy and my plan to post these early morning was hopeless. I’m posting this at 11pm on Friday night.
  4. What has changed? I was so busy I didn’t manage to listen to any of my podcast feeds. I had completely caught up earlier this week but I can’t really listen to podcasts when focusing on work. Music is fine but podcasts require at least mild attention while walking or doing other household activities.

Featured Image Credit

Thanks to Lauren Bricker for sharing this screenshot of my session today.

Ken in action video interview
“Ken in action video interview” flickr photo by kenbauer https://flickr.com/photos/ken_bauer/49816093452 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license
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