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Life

Let Children Get Bored Again

Let Children Get Bored Again by Pamela Paul

The ability to handle boredom, not surprisingly, is correlated with the ability to focus and to self-regulate.

I can think of many boring summers on the farm and the endless number of books I ended up reading. I am very thankful for those uninterrupted stretches afforded me by my parents.

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Education Life Technology

79. Self-Learning vs. Online Instruction

79. Self-Learning vs. Online Instruction

Research shows that online classes are most effective when there is substantial interaction among the students and between the students and the instructor. In this episode, Dr. Spiros Protopsaltis and Dr. Sandy Baum join us to discuss the possible adverse effects of proposed changes in federal regulations that may reduce the extent of this interaction.

This is a great episode which talks critically about how online education programs can also fail those same people they are meant to serve. For me, lost in some of the discussion around “access” is that online programs have allowed professionals like myself to pursue higher education degrees when I would have just stopped otherwise.

A lot of time and ink is given to other communities, and rightly so, but I am very thankful for the online opportunities that I have been given and is part of the reason that I continue to teach online as well.

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Life Technology

scale is the enemy

scale is the enemy by Alan Jacobs

But that’s a feature, not a bug. Scale — as-big-as-possible, universal-not-local, something-for-everyone scale — is the enemy.

I am coming around to this way of thinking in many aspects of life … and even technology.

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Business

How to Rands

How to Rands by Michael Lopp

This is a link to Michael Lopp’s README I wrote of before. There is a lot of good stuff in here. Maybe one day I’ll have this kind of clarity around my own leadership.

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Business Education

The One About Manager READMEs

The One About Manager READMEs by Michael Lopp

In our ninth episode, we discuss the idea of Manager READMEs, vulnerability in the workspace, how Toyota empower its humans, and how much Rands detests drama.

I’m not sure if I will follow through with publicly posting my thoughts, but a bit of self-reflection on what it means to lead for me would probably go a long way in figuring out some things that have been sitting in my head and on my heart for a good number of weeks.