On taking time off, and the paradox of silence

 I feel most productive working in crowded areas lately. I find silence while working to be (paradoxically) deafening and thus I relish the hubbub of normal human activity to be quite conducive to focus. To be perfectly honest, I love the relative anonymity in my slightly darkened corner, relishing my savory basic food groups, as it [...]

“Flipped Classroom” time

Teaching part-time has been a very rewarding experience, but it has not without its challenges. I love getting to that "Aha!" moment of realization in my students and I sometimes think that in order to really get people's attention, one must really "invest" a whole lot, because although they can't help it, these tired and [...]