Types of Streams
Professional Academic Modeling | various.
I will occasionally stream the creation of academic articles from start to near finish. The goal is to display and document my workflow processes for students/writers/aspiring academics. It's meant to be a fun, collaborative way to be more productive and help others along the way.
Student Engagement and Studying | various.
Students in my class will have a chance to work with me during "digital office hours." We will work to tidy up notes from class, brainstorm ideas for projects, and work to create shared Google Documents for the rest of the class' benefit. We will also discuss workflows for students, time management, and how to get the most out of your education.
All streams will be through Twitch.tv
- To model and document how a professional academic "does things"
- For self-improvement. I need to work on my own grittiness and consistency. This helps me hold myself accountable
- For the benefit of my students. We can expand the boundaries of the classroom by taking advantage of new technologies and digital resources. Streaming allows new, collective engagements and learning opportunities.
My Learning Principles
- Grit - this is consistency and persistence
- Take BREAKS. I use a Pomodoro Technique of ~30 minutes of work and then ~6 minutes of break time. During breaks I will play a few rounds of Tetris, read some news, go to the bathroom, or do something not very demanding on my brain
- Sociality and Community. It's nearly always better and more efficient to work together on projects. Individual effort needs to be there but separate
- Studying doesn't have to be lame -- it can be fun -- so find something interesting about your subject and master it!
- Naps - I take daily naps for 45-75 minutes to rest my brain and give myself a chance to recover
- Food is fuel. Choose an efficient fuel system. I adhere to a low-carb, ketogenic diet (something like a modified Atkins) to keep myself energized, lean (ish), and strong (in the gym). Ketogenic diets have many benefits too
- Have a notepad around for random thoughts. Digital notes are good but for me I capture the thought faster if I have a notepad. I can digitize it later. It's also very helpful to have one beside your bed for nighttime thought-diarrhea
- Multiple activities - I like to have multiple projects going simultaneously so that I keep my mind occupied and not bored. For example, beyond academic work, I have taught myself the concepts behind Day Trading the S&P 500