Feeling teachery (October 1, 2003, 0) - These past few days I’ve been in semi-hermit mode. I’ve just had a
sudden bout of teacher-ness and… you know… I really like it. I’ve
been e-mailing each of my students comments on their work.
I’m asking them to do a heck of a lot of work within the next few
weeks. I hope they can see that project
Weekly review: Week ending January 20, 2012 (January 21, 2012, 0) - Big week! Several intense days and late nights, but still lots of progress.
Plans for next week
[X] Finish functionality-related tasks for project C
[X] Work on styling for project C
Decided what I want to do in 2012
Told my manager and my project manager about my plans for experimenting with
Test what you know by sharing (October 9, 2013, 1) - In grade school, I discovered the power of testing what I knew, even at the risk of embarrassment. I was that kid who always had her hand raised in class—and I’d raise the other one when my hand got tired. Think Hermione without the restraint. (And often without the encyclopedic knowledge, but who’s counting?)
Sketchnote Lesson: Metaphors (October 24, 2013, 3) - A fun way to build your visual vocabulary is to explore metaphors and clichés. While you should minimize the use of clichés in writing, they frequently show up in speech, and drawing them can make your sketchnotes more visually interesting.
Here’s a sampler of metaphors based on an exercise I did in the Rockstar Scribe class.
It’s not just for you – it helps other people remember the steps, too! (May 14, 2008, 0) - We took J- to her last hiphop dance class before the performance on Monday. It’s amazing what lessons in life and leadership you can pick up from something like that.
We arrived early, so we watched the previous class. The instructor was a lively young woman who coached and cheered the kids through their dance routine.