October is going to be a busy month. My girlfriend and I are expecting a daughter any day now and the anticipation is almost unbearable. Her birthday is also coming up, we have plans almost every weekend, and my 11 year-old is struggling to acclimate to sixth grade. I’m in week four of a nine-week […]
Codecademy.com (not sure why it’s not Code Academy, but whatever) rolled out its latest course this past week – you can now learn the basics of SQL. I dove right in and knocked out the first 25% of the lessons. If you have any interest in working with relational databases, I highly recommend the course.
I was doing some more research into the topic of Generalists vs. Specialists today and found some additional interesting information. Several articles that I read presented the idea that as technological innovation increases, generalists will become more and more important in our society and economy. “Isaiah Berlin’s 1953 essay “The Fox and the Hedgehog” contrasts […]
When you stop doing something, the longer you wait to do it again the harder it becomes to do it again. I cracked my goal of running 100 miles this year back in July and since then I have really slacked…I’ve gained about 10 pounds during that time, been eating a lot of junk and […]
Great at starting things, not good at finishing things.
Today’s post on Seth Godin’s blog struck a chord with me. The topic was idea adoption which, of course, directly relates to my post on #digitalfirst schools. Godin provided the following graphic to highlight his message: I think that many of my own frustrations are a product of my work at the fringe. I’m not […]
On July 22, 2012 an op-ed piece that I authored appeared in the York Daily Record/Sunday News. The title of my article was “Schools must embrace a digital-first mindset”. In short, my research into digital disruption of various industries led me to make a connection between changes that our local newspaper had undergone and changes […]
Shouldn’t that be one of the first things we ask our kids as they return to school? It doesn’t matter if it was a website, a YouTube video, a book, a magazine, a theatre production, a song, a skit, a campfire story, or grandpa’s crazy rambling over supper – learning doesn’t (or at least it […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about the difference between generalists and specialists lately. As I think about my own future, I wonder what I need to do to keep progressing. A while ago, I ran across the idea of a generalist. Puttylike is a website for “multipotentialites”, or people who have the capacity to be […]